This time of year, we hear the word “gratitude” a lot. But what does it really mean to make feeling thankful a part of our daily lives, and why is it important to our health?
People who regularly give thanks for what they have (rather than focusing on the things they don’t) report a greater sense of satisfaction and a stronger feeling of connection to others than people who don’t practice gratitude. Recognizing and appreciating all the good in our lives makes us feel happier and, in turn, fosters a more compassionate and generous state of mind that benefits everyone around us.
Today, the Yes Health coaches offer a dozen suggestions for how to find more “thanks” and “giving” in this very busy and sometimes stressful season: