Why do we say Practice Gratitude?
Gratitude is all about focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful and happy for the things we have. Gratitude is noticing and appreciating the smallest of smallest things. It is all about thanking things like having a place to live, food to eat, clean water to drink , friends & family who understands you or even the computer access to do our work.
How does Gratitude actually functions??
Fact – Gratitude causes synchronized activation in multiple brain regions, and lights up parts of the brain’s reward pathways and the hypothalamus. In short, gratitude can boost neurotransmitter serotonin and activate the brain stem to produce dopamine. Dopamine is our brain’s pleasure chemical.
- Improve sleep quality.
- Improve emotional regulation.
- Increase feelings of happiness and positive mood.
- Foster hope for the future.
- Reduce stress.
- Increase resilience.
- Decreased negative emotions.
- Increased empathy.
- Improved outlook.
- Higher self-esteem.
- More inner strength.
- Better sleep.
- More drive to exercise.
- Notice what there is to be grateful for.
- Think about why you have been given these things.
- Consider how you feel about the things you have been given.
- Do something to express appreciation in return.
Last but not the least, In order to have a peaceful life, one needs to practice Gratitude. There is simply no other way. It helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, inculcate good thoughts, builds concentrations towards work, and forms strong bonding and one is in charge of their emotions which are very essential.
A small thank you can have a great impact,cheer somebody and bring a smile in someone’s face.