My Seven Steps – Gratitude

Gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools we have access to.
It doesn’t cost anything, it doesn’t take a lot of time, but the benefits are enormous. Some of the benefits with gratitude are:

Improves physical health
Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains, and they are more likely to take good care of their health. Also being grateful increases your self-esteem and helps you appreciate other people’s accomplishments.

Improves psychological health
Gratitude helps you reduce toxic emotions such as envy, resentment, frustration and regret. It increases happiness and reduces depression. The positive and grateful attitude also gives your more empathy towards others. Being grateful can also help you reduce stress and overcome trauma, because recognizing everything you have to be thankful for (at all times), you cultivate all the good.

Opens the door to more relationship
By showing appreciation, say thank you, hold the door for a stranger, send a thank you card to someone, you will attract new friends, and lead to new opportunities.

Better sleep.
By writing a gratitude journal, you can, help improve your sleep. And we all know how important a good nights sleep is.
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

Writing down at least 5 things you are grateful for every night before bedtime, will benefit you in more than one way.
(If you have a smart phone, you can download an app called Gratitude.)

When you start your Gratitude journal, a god tip is to set an alarm in your calendar, so you remember to do it every day, until it becomes a natural part of your routines.

Have an “attitude of gratitude” and you’ll create a positive balance in your mind and your life.