What can make you happier? Practicing gratitude, according to gratitude expert, Robert Emmons, PhD. His research shows that it can increase a person’s happiness by 25%. He found that grateful people experience higher levels of positive emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness and optimism. One of the simplest ways to practice gratitude is by creating a gratitude list.
Try this: Take some time in the next two days to write down all that you are grateful for in life. Notice the positive feelings you experience when you think grateful thoughts. Reflect on your gratitude list often to lift your spirits and open your heart to all that is good in life. You can even start a gratitude journal and make it a daily ritual to write down all that you were grateful for that day. Even on the worse of days, you’ll find it an effective practice.
What happened when you did this practice? Share your experience and inspire others by commenting below.