A recurring lesson learned from the pandemic centered around being thankful for the little things. You might be thinking, how impactful can the simple, free act of being grateful really be?
Studies show that practicing gratitude curbs the use of words expressing negative emotions and shifts inner attention away from such negative emotions like resentment and envy. This minimizes the possibility of ruminating, which is a hallmark of depression.
Grateful people also feel less stress, sleep better, have stronger immune systems, and experience healthier relationships. Overall, it can boost both your mental and your physical health.