“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
– Charles Dickens, English novelist
Image from Flickr by symphony of love.
One of the single most important things we can do to live a more fulfilling life is to exercise our “gratitude muscles” daily. You might find it interesting to know that gratitude:
- Makes you happier
- Makes people like you
- Makes you healthier
- Boosts your career
- Increases optimism
- Helps you sleep better
- Gives you more energy
- Helps you be more resilient
- Increases self-esteem
- Helps you live longer
- Increases your energy level
- Reduces stress
- Improves all forms of relationships
- Makes you more attractive, because you will be smiling more
- Makes you a more effective leader and manager
- Improves decision-making
- Increases productivity
Take at least one minute today to journal about all the things you are grateful for.
Consider sharing this exercise with your family, close friends, and colleagues to make the most of the synergies available within these communities.