Want More Gratitude & Happiness in Your Life? Here’s How

Dear Human,

Are you feeling a bit stressed? Unhappy? Not at your best? 

Then here's a game-changer for you: More gratitude. 

Did you know that gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your life? It's been studied extensively in positive psychology.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

According to a Forbes article by Amy Morin here are gratitude benefits:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Opens doors to relationships
  • Improves physical health
  • Improves psychological health
  • Enhances empathy and lowers aggression
  • Better sleep
  • Improves self esteem
  • Increases mental strength

Damnnnnnnn, that's pretty f*cking incredible right?

Now you're probably wondering: Gimme some of that! 

The good news is, you can actually do things to practice more gratitude.  

Ways to Practice More Gratitude

As you may know, I love to mix the inspirational with the practical. So here are some exercises to help you harness more gratitude. 

  1. Gratitude Journaling (3 Good Things)

At the end of the day before bed, reflect upon the 3 good things that went well in your day.

Write down the 3 good things. Reflect on these questions:

  • Why did it go well?
  • What role did you have in that?
  • How did you feel?

According to a study conducted by the positive psychologist Martin Seligman, with 411 subjects, 92% became happier in 15 days. In addition, the positive effects of the exercise lasted for 6 months or longer.

  1. Gratitude Letter

Think about a person who has positively impacted your life, but you haven't communicated this to them before. Write a letter to them and include:

  • How did they impact your life?
  • How did that make you feel?
  • What were the details?
  • How did it impact other people as a result?

Then for an even bigger gratitude effect, share the letter with them. Or read it to them. For this one, studies also show that well-being is positively impacted even months after the activity. 

Powerful huh?

Want Some Support in Your Happiness?

As an Empowerment Coach and former Cancer Research Scientist, I really geek out on this stuff. I love the proven science behind things! On top of being a qualified coach in Transformational Life Coaching, I have an accredited certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching. 

That means that I can support you in finding more ways to improve your well-being and happiness. Imagine how it would feel to answer TRUTHFULLY the question of "How are you?" with..."I'm feeling f*cking fantastic!"

If you're ready to feel f*cking fantastic, then let's talk.