It’s much more easy to pick and stick to bad habits because of the nature of our society and the needs within you that you are unable to properly interpret.
Our negative addictions become a fortress in which we find solitude. Be it drugs, sex, internet….
We spend so much either money or even ourselves..
However, research has shown how little we regard our access to cultivate a healthy habit that does not cost anything and certainly does not take much time to which the benefits are more pleasurable and satisfactory than any other negative addiction.
You probably did not know why among the five magic words rhyme, “thank you” is included and it was placed top of all. You will be amazed at how much the words could mean and the benefits it serves physically, psychologically and even spiritually. Yeah, gratitude serves you all round.
Gratitude has a lot of benefits but specifically we’ll be looking at just 5 of them;
- reduces depression
- improves self esteem
- improves psychological and physical health
- increases sleep quality
- makes you look good……
Gratitude reduces depression
Depression locks your mind on the negative side, the unbecoming needs, the pains and struggles. It traps out light and magnifies darkness. Depression deprives you of every little good and focuses your attention on the bad and your seemingly inabilities.
Gratitude which is a no additional course therapy has enormous benefits in dealing with depression. Gratitude simply focuses your attention on the good things in life. It helps you to think about other people and the ways they contribute to your life. It magnifies the many kindness that comes on a daily basis.
Gratitude elicits a surge of feel good that hormones like dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin which negative addictions are aimed at satisfying. Gratitude serves them much more better and purer.
Gratitude improves self-esteem
Social comparisons are killers to self-esteem. They make you feel resentful towards those who have more than you do and seem to be better than you are. But gratitude which is a magnifying lens of appreciation for other people’s accomplishments and contributions reduces social comparison and helps you stay comfortable and confident by yourself.
Gratitude improves psychological and physical health
Toxic emotions ranging from envy and resentment to regret and frustration and depression which feeds parasitically on your emotional health has been discovered to be reduced by gratitude.
Research shows that gratitude effectively and efficiently reduces depression and increases happiness.
Physically, gratitude strengthens your physiological functioning. Engaging in gratitude makes you feel less ache and reduces your stress level, making you feel energetic and positive about life.
Gratitude improves sleep quality
Most times, the things on your mind such as worry, anxiety increases your body’s level of stress and reduces your sleep quality. However, gratitude keeps your mind at peace, helps you relax and sleep comfortably.
Gratitude makes you look good
Gratitude is a positive emotion that doesn’t only make you happier, it is happiness in and of itself!
Gratitude feels good, fills you with good energy and beautifies your countenance. It makes you extremely attractive and draws people to you.
Nothing catches God unawares, nothing whatsoever. He has made provision for a guide in the scriptures. The science of gratitude lies beautifully and also in the 18th verse of 1 Thessalonians 5 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Be intentional about gratitude. Say thank you every now and then…