Want more energy? Want to feel more upbeat? Want to experience a release from the challenges of the day?
Find things to be grateful for.
Robert Emmons, professor at the University of California at Davis, has found that practicing gratitude not only affects our bodies in positive ways, it also impacts our brains.
In a post-Covid study to supplement his prior research in the field, Emmons found that “In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope.”
So take a moment to find something to be thankful for. It reminds us of the good that has happened – even among whatever we might be going through – plus, it signals to our brain that there will be good things again, even if it feels hard to believe sometimes.
There will be. Believe it!
And today, I’m grateful for you!
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