Here is Your Gratitude Prescription for Happiness

I have a pill that will make you happier, healthier, more optimistic, and more productive in all you do. You must take it daily but, it’s not a very large pill and is quite easy to swallow. I’ve even had quite a few people tell me it tastes good, so they enjoy taking it. However, it’s not cheap and I can’t help but wonder what this pill is worth to you. What would you pay for such a pill? What would such a prescription for happiness be worth to you?

In fact, I actually have something better than a pill!

Increasingly, there is research that tells us that an “attitude of gratitude” is a healthy choice. Being grateful makes us happier, more optimistic, and more resilient. In fact, of all the personal attributes you can develop, gratitude is most strongly associated with lasting mental health.

Benefits of Gratitude (HuffingtonPost.com)

  • Improved physical, emotional, and social well-being
  • Greater optimism and happiness
  • Improved feelings of connection in times of loss or crises
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Heightened energy levels
  • Strengthened heart, immune system, and decreased blood pressure
  • Improved emotional and academic intelligence
  • Expanded capacity for forgiveness
  • Decreased stress, anxiety, depression, and headaches
  • Improved self-care and greater likelihood to exercise
  • Heightened spirituality — ability to see something bigger than ourselves

The universal law of attraction says that we will attract into our life the things we think about and focus on and being grateful for what you have will attract what you want.

How to Cultivate Gratitude (SuccessConsciousness.com)

Here are three things you can do right now to begin cultivating gratitude in your life:

  1. Make a list of five things you are grateful for right now. These can be big things (like your family) or little things (like the fact that someone held the door open for you this morning). This can be a mental list or written down. Do it now.
  2. Reflect on your list and allow yourself to feel good about these things.
  3. If there is a person you can thank or show your appreciation to, do that now too.

NOTE: The most common method for cultivating gratitude is by keeping a “gratitude journal” and recording experiences for which one is grateful. The idea is to write about at least three positive experiences on a daily basis. (At the very least, you’ll be focusing your mind on positive experiences rather than negative – and that’s a very good thing!)

Did you know that your mindset is the single most important factor affecting your ability to acquire wealth, health, and happiness? Ann’s book, The Wealth Attraction Formula: How to Attract Wealth & Manifest the Life of Your Dreams, explains how!

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