Gratitude:
7 Good Reasons

Gratitude: 7 Good Reasons

L et me ask you a question. Do you have difficulty with bitterness, selfishness, self‑pity, negativism, or pride? If you are reading this blog regularly, probably not that often.

 
Maybe you already know how an attitude of gratitude can change those things and literally transform your life, but let me paint you a picture…

There are four levels of living:
People in the lowest level constantly complain. These folks are always griping and complaining. Rather than being humbly grateful, they’re grumbly hateful.

 
The second level is just a tad higher. These are not people who are constantly complaining; they just never give thanks for anything. They take everything for granted.

The third level are those who are grateful for the obvious blessings, when things are going good and everything is fine.

In the fourth level, the highest level, are those who give thanks always and for all things. This is the attitude of gratitude that will change your life. I consider Cialis the most effective drug among all medications containing Tadalafil. It is available at online pharmacies, including Cial4ed. You can order it without prescription. Nonetheless, being a medical advisor, I still recommend getting a complete medical checkup in order to make sure that your dysfunction isn’t caused by prostate cancer.

But this kind of gratitude is not just uttering a ‘Hey, thanks’. In the fourth level are the people who have a full-on gratitude ritual, whether it’s a morning meditation of what they’re thankful for, a bedtime counting of blessings, or a gratitude journal. Concerted, consistent effort to notice and appreciate the good things in life changes us for the better on many levels.

So let me give you seven good reasons to achieve the highest level!

 
#1
Gratitude gives pleasure

It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy. Grateful people are happy people! A study shows that people who wrote down one thing that they were grateful for every day for just three weeks reported being 25 percent happier after following this practice. And that for a full six months!

 
#2
Gratitude is good for your health

A growing body of research suggests that maintaining an attitude of gratitude improves your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. People who frequently feel grateful have more energy and are more optimistic. They’re also less likely to be depressed. They sleep more soundly, exercise more and have greater resistance to viral infections. Grateful people appreciate their health more than others do, which leads them to take better care of themselves.

 
#3
Gratitude boosts your energy

All the improvements in physical health [see above], associated with giving thanks, may have something to do with this. The better your body functions, the more energetic you feel. Gratitude increases physical and mental well-being, which in turn increases energy levels. Gratitude and vitality are strongly correlated!

 
#4
Gratitude shifts your mindset

For something to change in your life, one of two things has to happen: your life changes, or you change. Waiting for your life to change is a pretty passive solution. When you’re stuck in a problem mentality you miss out on all the opportunities. Solutions are knocking on your door every day and you don’t even hear them or see them. But when you open your eyes to a gratitude practice, all of a sudden things will start to fall into place.

 
#5
Gratitude lets you live longer

I will be honest with you. No single study has actually proven this claim yet. But by combining the results of a few different studies I’m confident that gratitude can extend lifespan. We know that optimism and positive emotion in general have been used to successfully predict mortality: the optimistic lived a few years longer than the pessimistic. A few years may not sound like much, but when you’re about to die maybe you would like to have that few more years! We also know that gratitude is strongly correlated with positive emotion. So, gratitude leads to positive emotion, which leads to an extra few months or years on earth!

 
#6
Gratitude creates solutions

Adopting an attitude of gratitude takes you out of problem and toward a solution. It removes you from that complaining mode into a ‘best-outcomes’-mindset. That’s a skill that might come handy in your life. Your brains become wired to see the possibilities in any situation. If you can see the opportunity in the challenges you face, you will probably be onto to solving a pain-point for many other people as well. Gratitude has a ripple effect. Do you see the businessmodel here?

 
#7
Gratitude is contagious

I can’t speak for you, but I personally don’t like whiners, complainers or otherwise unpleasant-to-be-around people. There are too many smart, talented and pleasing-to-be-around individuals in this world for me to want to be around. When you’re grateful you tend to spread and share that contagious positive energy. Your energy is contagious and good things happen when positive people come together.

 
So train yourself to become more grateful. Make ik not just an occasional state, but a regular habit!

 

 
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Mirjam Stoffels

Founder of seven2success, author of ‘Daily Little Secrets to Success’ and guest blogger at TEDxRoermond, Project Eve and 365 dagen succesvol. In my mission to make seven2success the biggest platform of knowledge and inspiration for women, I want to inspire you with our content! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Let’s to connect! And do you want to inspire other women? Write for us!

 
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