The Importance of Giving Thanks

Published Date 11/24/2016
Under: Health & Wellness



Giving thanks improves your life

Thanksgiving is not the only time of the year that it’s important to give thanks. However, it is the time that most people think about the importance of the act. Giving thanks to those around you and for the things you have helps you feel better and show appreciation, and overall is an important aspect of your life.


Improve Your Outlook

There’s a huge benefit to you when you show your appreciation for the things you have and give thanks to those around you. You start to improve your outlook on life. When you take the time to recognize what you have, you’re more likely to have a positive outlook on life and feel happier overall. Some people are more inclined to have a negative outlook, and these people benefit the most from giving thanks. You can get a numerology reading to find out how inclined you are to negative thoughts and feelings, allowing you to recognize this about yourself.


Be in the Present

Giving thanks also helps you be in the present. You’re able to see what is going on in your life more clearly. If you need help focusing on the present, there are a number of options, from writing out a list of what is happening in your life to consulting with an online psychic. As you notice the things around you that you are grateful or happy about, make sure to show that gratitude. Focusing on showing appreciation for the people in your life keeps you grounded and focused on what’s important.


Improve Your Health

In 2015, there was a study of both men and women with heart damage that showed that when people are more grateful and have a good spiritual well-being, they’re generally healthier than those who don’t show gratitude. This is because those who show gratitude are also more likely to be in a good mood, have better sleep quality, and actively take action to improve their overall health. The study also had some participants keep a gratitude journal. Those who did actually showed a reduction in inflammatory biomarkers, helping to keep their heart in better condition.


Better Interpersonal Relationships

People who show gratitude are more likely to create strong, long-lasting friendships. When someone else does something for you, it’s not only nice to tell them that you appreciate them, it helps make the relationship stronger. If you’re trying to improve your relationships with a significant other, family, or friends, make sure that you’re showing them gratitude. An overall thankful attitude draws people to you and helps show that you understand the actions and feelings of others.


As you give thanks and show gratitude, you’ll notice that your mood improves. Others around you may actually start commenting on your changed mood. There are so many great things happening in your life that it’s important that you show you’re thankful for these things. Instead of focusing on the bad, start being thankful for the good. You’ll feel better overall.


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