Express Gratitude
10 min - Individual - Indoor - Outdoor - Repeated
Express Gratitude
Gratitude has been found to increase happiness and reduce stress creating a more positive mindset.
In a study carried out by Emmons & McCullough in 2003, there were a multitude of benefits from keeping a gratitude journal. A simple notebook where you write down daily what you are grateful for. The study showed that the people who kept a journal exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic. It also showed that people who kept the journal were more likely to make progress towards their goals.

How to do it

Take a few minutes to express gratitude to a loved one or spend 10 minutes and write down the three things that you felt grateful for - it could be anything, from a conversation with a friend, a smile from a stranger, the delicious food you had for lunch or time to relax. You can also take the Yale free course - The Science of Wellbeing here or listen to the free Podcast “The Happiness Lab”

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