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"The Power of Gratitude"

“The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now” Oprah Winfrey.

Science has proven that people who express their gratitude daily are 25% happier and significantly healthier than those who don’t.  We know that expressing gratitude and being grateful is a good thing. We also know that in less than 60 seconds a day, just by writing down what we are grateful for will instantly raise our emotional set point and feel happier.
So what are you grateful for today?
According to a long-term study on the power of gratitude by the University of California1, writing gratitude journals and practicing gratefulness on a regular basis causes the following happy side-effects:
  • Promotes Good HealthYou’ll enjoy better physical and mental health, a better outlook on life, and you’ll be more optimistic, Expressing gratitude is one of the fastest ways to pull yourself out of a slump.
  • Inspires SuccessYou’ll be more likely to work towards your personal goals, more alert, enthusiastic, determined and attentive. It  also motivates  you to reach your goal sooner.  It ‘ll help you to refine your DPPTM “Desire, Passion and Purpose” in life.
  • Makes You a Better PersonYour friends will see you as more generous and helpful, you’ll be less envious of others, and you’ll love helping others.
  • Helps with a Good Night’s SleepStudies on expressing gratitude show that you’ll sleep better at night, and feel more energetic during the day.There are many ways of expressing gratitude:
  • You can tell someone
  • Telling yourself
  • Write in your diary or journal

I  have been  practicing the power of gratitude for over two years  and  it has really helped me become a better person and to appreciate what  and who I have around me right now. I have a  better outlook in life  and  to follow my passion as a  Business Lifestyle Coach so I can help people to follow their dreams and to  achieve them too.

So take just a few minutes each day to jot down things that make you thankful… you will feel better about yourself, have more energy and feel more alert.

About  4months ago I found a “Gratitude Journal” in the  Apple app store. It’s a free program to download. I have been using it  to record my gratitude every single day. It is friendly and so easy to use.

About a week ago, I found this website where you  can express your gratitude online. The website is http://gratitudelog.com

Gratitudelog is a website where people come together to celebrate happy moments, send simple gifts of appreciation and brighten up each other’s day. It’s based on the simple practice of expressing gratitude daily for wonderful moments in your life.

So have fun with it. The Power of Gratitude works like magic

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”

                                                                                                ~Anthony Robbins

1 ^ Emmons, R.A., & McCullough, M.E. (2004). “Highlights from the Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness”. Dimensions and Perspectives of Gratitude. University of California, Davis.

About The Author

I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.