Why Gratitude Increases Happiness: Research and Tool

Why Gratitude Increases Happiness: Research and Tool

Why Gratitude Increases Happiness: Research and Tools
Research shows that gratitude increases happiness. If you want support to add more appreciation into your life, here’s a helpful tool.

Gratitude is a fabulous life sweetener – and that’s a researched fact.

Gratitude increases happiness, according to researchers at University of California.

If you’ve never had a gratitude journal, here’s how and why to keep one.

In a recent study, University of California researchers divided participants into 3 groups.

  • The 1st wrote once a week into a gratitude journal about 5 things they were grateful about.
  • The 2nd described 5 daily hassles in a journal.
  • The 3rd listed 5 random events.

The results?

Those in the 1st gratitude journal group reported….

In summary?

Gratitude is good for you in mind, body and spirit.

Your assignment:

  • Start a gratitude journal.
  • As you go through your day, keep your eyes open for things which you are thankful about happening.
  • Write in your journal every evening.
  • List 3 specific things you’re grateful for – which you experienced uniquely from that particular day.

Or if you feel truly excited about keeping track of your gratitude. try my interactive journal called INSTANT HAPPY JOURNALwhich offers a range of happiness prompters within it’s stylishly designed pages. Get a free peek inside – and read more 5 star reviews by clicking here!

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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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