Then I looked at the research on gratitude and health. And I have to say I was IMPRESSED! Here are some amazing facts about gratitude. If these don't convince you to start a gratitude practice I don't know what will! When people tell me that they "don't have time" for things like going to the gym or doing yoga I often recommend a gratitude practice. While it won't lift your butt or make you bend like a pretzel it does have a lot of the benefits of exercise plus a few more!
1. 2-minute exercise
Think of three things that you are grateful for: that benefit you and without which your life would be poorer.Then, if you’ve got time, you can think about the causes for these good things.
And that’s it.
2. Simple steps
Try one or more of these grateful steps to happiness to take the 2-minute exercise a little further. They include:
Go ahead and give it a try. All you have to lose is pain and suffering.
Yours in health,
Krista Jordan, Ph.D., ABPP