Gratitude usually enlightens warm, positive emotions such as fulfillment, love, and joy as antidots to resentment, envy, and regret. When a person is grateful, she/he will be generous and compassionate toward others and will develop social intelligences. The building block of mental health resilience and work-life abundance. In this blog post, we will discuss the lineup!
Gratitude has been linked to improved physical health—reduced stress, a stronger immune system, improved sleep quality, and lower blood pressure, to name a few advantages—practicing gratitude can also improve mental health in significant ways.
Gratitude and Emotional Regulation
Gratitude appears to play a role in a person's ability to identify and regulate emotions, best known as emotional intelligence.
Besides, incorporating gratitude practices into psychotherapy sessions can help promote a positive cognitive mindset by shifting the focus from negative to more positive experiences. Gratitude can help promote emotional bonds as well as the ability to strengthen social connections, which limit feelings of loneliness and marginalization.
Value the Intangible
The feeling you get when you receive a gift from someone is a common form of gratitude. But, as previously stated, gratitude can refer to recognizing and acknowledging your appreciation for anything that provides you with value or meaning. It can be anchored by appreciating the “Here and Now” momentum.
In today's fast-paced, social media-obsessed culture, it can be difficult to appreciate the gift of rest and stillness—but gratitude can help. Disconnecting from the Fear of Missing out to the Joy of Leaving Out can have a lifechanging effect by driving your attention towards what matters the most and reevaluating the pains and gains at the personal and professional levels from a spiritual and social lens. For example, this recharging time can be well invested in volunteering activities in your local parish.
What are you Grateful for?
Make an effort to be grateful not only for things, but also for people and circumstances. Perhaps you value the headphones that make your workflow more enjoyable, but you should also consider the colleague who made you feel welcome. Take nothing for granted. Make every detail count, and pay special attention to elements that make you happy. Begin each day by considering what you appreciate and anticipate from the day, and as you turn out the lights at the end of the day, consider what you're grateful for.
Ask, and it will be given to you!
Thanksgiving is not just a one-day celebration, it is rather a year-long commemoration. Have you ever been aware of the fulfillment you earn when you thank God every morning for a new chance to live? How grateful you feel when you witness His powerful intercession at the perfect timing? How often have you announced the Glory over Obscurity? All answers will lead you to one truth: With gratitude, blessings last. Repeat it faithfully: Ask, and it will be given to you. Matthew 7:7
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