“Research has found that higher gratitude is associated with a better life, indexed as higher positive affect, self-esteem, positive emotions, optimism, autonomy, environmental mastery, relationships, personal growth, meaning in life, and self-acceptance. Gratitude has also been associated with lower ill-being in terms of negative affect, depression, anxiety, phobia, bulimia, addictions, negative emotions, dysfunctions, anger, and hostility.”
“Life satisfaction is the cognitive component of subjective well-being and reflects the global evaluation that people make about their satisfaction with their own lives in several domains such as work, marriage, and health. Life satisfaction is associated with a host of positive outcomes, indexed in terms of better mental and physical health, healthier weight and eating behaviors, more exercise, longer life expectancy, higher levels of career satisfaction, lower turnover intentions, and higher organizational commitment. It has also been associated with lower ill-being, indexed as lower addictions and unhealthy habits (e.g., tobacco, drugs, and alcohol use), lower mortality rates, and lower levels of anxiety and depression.”
“Both studies show, for the first time, that gratitude and life satisfaction mutually predict each other over time. The reciprocal relationships suggest the existence of a virtuous circle of human well-being: higher levels of gratitude increase life satisfaction, which in turn increases gratitude, leading to a positive spiral.”
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Gratitude is a natural, safe anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-resentment, anti-self-pity, anti-pessimism intervention. Gratitude is a natural, safe, health promoting, illness preventing, energy and vitality boosting, optimism boosting, life satisfaction boosting, well-being boosting intervention.
Gratitude is literally a panacea for improving physical and mental health and well-being. Gratitude has only positive side-effects. Gratitude is FREE and it takes MINIMAL EFFORT.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
You need to have a daily gratitude routine. Every morning when you open your eyes immediately think of things for which you are grateful – do not get out of bed until you FEEL grateful. Every night when you go to bed think of things for which you are grateful until you FEEL grateful. Practice gratitude at regular intervals during the day.
For more information on gratitude and other simple, easy ways to improve your emotional and physical health and wellbeing please see my book, ‘Live Right for Your Species Type’. You can order the book and access other resources at www.eatwellmovewellthinkwell.com
Unanue et al. (2019) The Reciprocal Relationship Between Gratitude and Life Satisfaction: Evidence From Two Longitudinal Field Studies
The Proven Health and Well-Being Benefits of Daily Gratitude
People Also Read:
Exercise, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 – The Perfect Triune for Optimizing Immune Function and COVID-19 and FLU Risk Reduction Exercise Significantly Reduces Cancer Risk Exercise Erases Genetic Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Genes and Start Empowering Taking Responsibility for Lifestyle Choices Omega-3 Fatty Acids Significantly Reduce High Blood Pressure Exercise More Effective, Safer, and Exponentially Healthier than Antidepressants Omega-3 and Vitamin D Co-Supplementation Improve Depression, Anxiety, and Sleep Quality Glutathione and Vitamin D - Synergistic and Powerful for Wellness and Prevention Research Shows Vitamin D Supplementation Significantly Reduces COVID Infection and Death Chiropractic Adjustments Stimulate Brain to Release Pain Relieving Neuropeptides/Hormones Quercetin for Immune Function and Viral Defense – What Everybody Needs to Know NAC for Immune Function and Viral Defense - What Everybody Needs to Know Natural Immunity Superior and Longer Lasting Compared to Vaccination and Boosters Special Free Research Review - Comprehensive Research Summary of Omega-3 and Vitamins D and A for COVID and FLU Prevention and Risk Reduction Exercise Significantly Reduces Risk from COVID-19 and FLU Vitamin D Deficiency DOUBLES RISK of Infection, ICU Admission, and Death from COVID-19 Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Neuromuscular Function Exercise is an Essential Nutrient for the Genetic Expression of Health and Prevention of Disease Renowned Chiropractic Neuroscientists Discover Why Chiropractic Adjustments So Uniquely Effective New Research Shows Cholesterol Medication Does NOT Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke, or Death Lack of Spinal Joint Motion a Primary Cause of Spinal Pain, Spinal Degeneration, Neuromuscular Dysfunction, and Reduced Functional Ability and Quality of Life Probiotics Boost Anti-Tumor Immunity and Protect Against Colon Cancer UNITING AROUND THE EVIDENCE - Part One - Guiding principles for practitioners Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Sensory Input, Body Awareness, and Coordination Landmark Study on Biomechanics of Chiropractic Adjustment Proves Safety and Effectiveness New Studies Show Exercise Protects Against Brain and Body Aging Exercise Offers Significant Protection from COVID-19! Senna and Machaly - Benefits of Maintenance Care March 2022 Chiropractic and Health Newsletter Vitamin D Saves Lives - The Research is in! Dr. Chestnut’s Foundations for Ethical Clinical Success: Part 2 - The 4 Pillars of Ethical Practice Success and the 6 Essential Required Abilities to Build Them Dr. Chestnut’s Foundations for Ethical Clinical Success: Part 1 - The 9 Scientific and Logical Steps for Achieving Ethical Practice Success The Wellness Practice® Evidence-Based Chiropractic & Lifestyle Protocols™ D-Sufficiency: Your Best D-FENCE Against Seasonal Colds and Flus Vitamin D – What Everyone Needs to Know