25 Extraordinary Benefits Of Being Thankful, According To Science

Have you ever wanted to be more thankful but struggled at it? We’ve all been there. It’s especially difficult when you’re going through hardship. But, according to a large amount of scientific evidence, a heart of gratitude carries a whole host of benefits. From mental and physical well being to better relationships, practicing thankfulness on a daily basis can radically change your life. We all want to be better. Let’s take every step we can to be grateful. Here are 25 Extraordinary Benefits Of Being Thankful, According To Science.

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According to a study by the University of Warwick, being thankful helps protect people against stress, anxiety, and depression.

happySource: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/29792/
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Psychology professor Nathan DeWall of UK College of Arts & Sciences did studies that showed thankful people are less aggressive, have fewer hurt feelings, and have lower sensitivity.

not anxiousSource: https://psychology.as.uky.edu/gratitude-antidote-aggression
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According to a study by Kent State University, the practice of thankfulness helps people be happier. Thankfulness can be practiced in many ways. In this study, participants increased their happiness by writing letters of gratitude to people who had made a positive impact on their lives. So next time you're having a gloomy day, write a letter to someone about how grateful you are for them.

thank you writingSource: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/ksu-swt112508.php
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Like anything else, gratitude can become a tedious task if you're not careful. According to one study, "happiness activities" that practiced kindness, gratitude, and optimism were best done in variation instead of everyday repetition.

long lasting happinessSource: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-science-of-lasting-happiness/
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Research discovered that gratitude helps improve your overall psychological well-being, regardless of personality.

positiveSource: https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/benefits-gratitude-research-questions/


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