The Benefits Of Being Grateful

 
Gratitude doesn't mean saying thank you for receiving a luxurious gift or someone doing something for you. Being grateful is much more simple than we often think and so much deeper.

Being grateful can be anything you are thankful for. I recently got sent a Gratitude Journal and I've agreed to take part in #100DaysOfGratitude. Each page has a little quote on, I love reading them! I'm a sucker for a quote.

Some of the things I've been including in my journal are:

My partner being offered a new job, better hours, more money and closer to home.

Having a good day at work and meeting all of my targets.

Minnie being happy and healthy.

Spending time with my family.

My partner helping me clean the house and eventually doing odd jobs I've been waiting for forever!

                      Treating myself to some lovely new candles and wax melts.


                                                                         

So yeah, being grateful doesn't have to be anything huge, I've been journaling 5 things every day I am grateful for. I'm so excited to see the benefits! I'm a big believer in positive vibes and as a sufferer with anxiety, I love trying different (and natural) ways to feel happier within.

''The quality of being thankful is the readiness to show and return kindness''

Being grateful has so many benefits

Emotional benefits:
1. More relaxed
2. Less envious
3. More resilient

Social benefits:
1. More friendships
2. Healthier relationships
3. Kinder

Career benefits:
1. Better management
2. Improved decision making skills
3. Increased productivity

Health benefits:
1. Improved sleep
2. Less sick
3. Increased energy levels

Personality benefits:
1.  Increased self esteem
2. Less materialistic
3. More optimistic

I'm really looking forward to completing my challenge and hopefully reaping the rewards. If you're taking part I'd love to hear from you!

What are you most thankful for today? Let me know below.




34 comments

  1. I remind myself everyday to be thankful for my health and job. Love this post, thank you for sharing!

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    1. They're very good things to be thankful for! It's so easy to moan and become negative. Positivity is the way forward

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  2. Gratitude gets you pretty far in life. Besides, how can you enjoy what you have if you're not grateful for it?

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    1. Very true! I'm grateful for it all :-)

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  3. I'm grateful for our puppies. They're so full of joy and I love our afternoons napping on the sofa!

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    1. Aw that's lovely Alison! I've recently got a puppy too so know exactly how you feel

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  4. I am grateful for my husband and baby, my parents and my friends and my health. I am into journals but I can see how it is helpful!

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    1. They're great reasons to be grateful!

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  5. It's good to remind ourselves that we should be grateful even for the small things in life. It's a great challenge the one you are taking part in!

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    1. Very true Joanna. A little step back to gain a little perspective works wonders

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  6. I agree that gratitude is such an important expression we should all make. It is like my aunty once said ' some people have it better than you and others have it worse' and its true. Learning to be grateful for what we do have helps us gain perspective x

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    1. That's very true. We should never compare our strengths and weaknesses to other, just concentrate on our own lives x

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  7. Its a really nice article. These are actual benefits of being grateful. I am grateful for all things that God has given. :) We should practice it everyday.

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    1. We definitely should practice gratitude everyday, the benefits are amazing

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  8. I think we all take for granted things we should be grateful for. It's good to stop and think sometimes that we are luckier than we think.

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    1. We do! We often get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life

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  9. I definitely forget what I am thankful for. I can`t even come up with one thing at this moment. I think that I have to reevaluate my thoughts, my beliefs...Thanks for putting the idea into my head :)

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    1. Good idea! I struggled at first but then when I sat and thought about it, I was there for hours collecting my thoughts

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  10. That is so inspiring! I love when I am close to positive and grateful people, they emit a positivity and wellness ♥
    ♥ xoxo My Life as Foteini / Foteini Karagianni ♥

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    1. Very true. Spread kindness and positivity as if it were confetti

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  11. Today I am most thankful for my online community. They keep me up even when I feel like giving up.

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    1. That's lovely! And a very good reason to be grateful x

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  12. I hate ungrateful people, you should always cherish and be grateful for what you have lin life.

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    1. Totally agree, the world would be a much happier place if people were grateful for what they already have and didn't spend their life wishing for more

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  13. I had no idea being grateful had so many benefits, I do always try and be grateful for all the good things I have been blessed with.

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    1. Some pretty good benefits. We have lots of reasons each day to be grateful :-)

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  14. Oh... today I am thankful for good friends, sunshine and our new home! It's easy to take the little things for granted, isn't it?

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    1. It sure is! But you have very good reasons to be grateful! Enjoy the sunshine

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  15. I think we all often forget just how lucky we are to have access to the most basic of things in life x

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    1. We often get greedy and spend too much time wishing for more or better without first appreciating what we already have

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  16. I've been trying to do something similar recently, every evening before bed I list off three things that happened during the day that I'm grateful for and it really helps to focus on the little things. x

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    1. It's good practice, if makes up realise lots of things and it's surprising how much we've got to be grateful for

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  17. I'm so inspired thanks your the best

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  18. I was thinking of starting to write 3 things that gave me joy everyday before going bed. This way I am focused more on positive side and be grateful in what I have

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