Researchers have discovered the regular practice of gratitude can have a huge affect on your health － including helping you sleep more restfully, experience fewer symptoms due to physical sickness, and spend more time exercising (just 'cause you feel like it!).
Other amazing side-effects recently confirmed via research ... gratitude can:
- make life more enjoyable, more fulfilling and more deeply peaceful;
- help you live in the moment;
- make you feel better about your life overall;
- make you feel more optimistic about your expectations for the future;
- help you progress toward your goals;
- reduce materialistic strivings;
- help you strengthen relationships; and
- inspire you to share, return a favor, and offer emotional support and help to others.
Build a gratitude wall. Whenever you're moved by the spirit of gratitude, write down the source of your inspiration on a Post-it note and stick it up on the wall. Gradually, you'll create a mosaic of gratitude, with plenty to remind you of what makes your life special.
And, if you're really talented, then you can turn your gratitude Post-its into a mosaic of The King, as shown above. :)