How does feeling grateful affect our psychological well-being?


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Written by Ameli
Cognitive Psychologist

Dear readers,

Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on the topic of expressing gratitude and its relationship with our inner psychological state. In our hectic and fast-paced lives, we are desperately trying to cope with the daily demands and stresses that drain our physical and emotional state. At times like these, we often lack the time and opportunity to express gratitude to the people and events that support and help us.

However, research in psychology shows that expressing gratitude has a direct link to our well-being, satisfaction and well-being. When we express gratitude to others, we find that it has positive effects on our psychological and emotional stability.

First, gratitude helps us to recognize and see all the positive aspects of our lives. When we realize that there are people who stand by us and support us, our perception of our life circumstances begins to change. We begin to appreciate what we have and truly notice the events and people that make our lives more vibrant and meaningful.

In addition, expressing gratitude strengthens social bonds and relationships. When we express gratitude to someone, we show that we appreciate their participation and support. This helps to strengthen bonds and create a positive atmosphere in our interactions with others. Through this, we develop deep and lasting relationships with people who are vital to us.

In addition to these psychological benefits, expressing gratitude also has physical effects on our health. Studies show that practicing gratitude can reduce our stress levels and increase our overall health, and therefore our immunity. When we give thanks, our body produces the joy hormones, endorphins, which reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Moreover, gratitude improves sleep quality, increases mood and reduces the risk of depression.

Thus, expressing gratitude is not only a polite and respectful gesture, but also an important factor for our psychological well-being and health. Our ability to give thanks and recognize the positive things in our lives helps us find joy, contentment and harmony.

So, dear readers, let’s remember to express gratitude to the people who make our lives better and help us overcome our daily challenges. Let gratitude be our magic word that can transform our relationships and bring us true happiness. Here, I want to share with you an important finding that will help you to properly start and organize this process in your life. The Five Minute Journal is the simplest, most effective thing you can do every day to become happier.

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