The upcoming holiday season provides plenty of opportunities to reflect on our many blessings. According to The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, new research indicates the multiple benefits of expressing gratitude.
“People who are consistently grateful have been found to be relatively happier, more energetic, and more hopeful and to report experiencing more frequent positive emotions,” she says.
Gratitude helps us focus on the positive influences in our lives and allows us to live each day to the fullest. Throughout this holiday, try writing down a few items you are grateful for each week. You may find that it will be a healthy habit you will want to continue into the New Year!