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Along with being mindful of where we put our energy, a simple gratitude practice can do volumes for our day-to-day outlook. Gratitude improves well-being, self-esteem, and encourages a positive outlook.
through positive associations
fewer psychosomatic aches and pains
increases happiness, reduces depression
fosters prosocial reactions
practicing gratitude before bed creates positive associations and easier sleep
reduces social comparisons
fosters resilience in times of trauma
e.g. I am grateful for technology because it affords us the opportunity to connect and grow together in this community.
I have taken the liberty of creating a little Hartswell Gratitude Notecard (digital-friendly, of course) for you to use. Consider filling it out about a friend, family member, or coworker and sending it their way to add a little positivity and goodwill to their day, too!
It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude.
It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.
Excerpted from the Hartswell Flagship Program: North Star.
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