All the current research into happiness demonstrates that experiencing gratitude – naming it, and truly feeling it – contributes substantially to one’s sense of happiness. Those who feel grateful also have better health, with better sleep, better mood and lower incidence of depression and anxiety.
What are you grateful for? And when you actually pause to enumerate your list, what do you feel? Notice the shift in your body and mind.
Try the small exercise in The Power of Shifting your Focus .
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