A growing body of research proves what sages and enlightened folks like poet William Blake have advised through the ages: "The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."
Taking time to write about the things you appreciate in your life can help you harvest better health and happiness, higher self-esteem, greater resiliency, deeper relationships, and increased longevity. For instance:
Gratitude is both an inward and outward expression of positive feeling and emotion. When expressed inward, gratitude generates growing feelings of expansion that increase your inclination and ability to extend loving-kindness to others.
Focusing on a positive emotion creates more of the emotion.
You always get more of what you reinforce.
If you have no daily gratitude practice already, start one today. Consider these tips from the Gratitude Paraliminal for using a journal:
To more fully immerse yourself in the experience of gratitude, listen to the Gratitude Paraliminal in the MINDTRX app.
Simply push play, close your eyes, relax, and listen. This closed-eye process activates your "whole mind" with a precise blend of music and words to help you get the most out of every minute.