A simple expression of gratitude can immediately lift the health & happiness of yourself and those around you. Regularly being thankful for the good things, no matter how big or small, can strengthen your health in so many different ways – mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, occupationally, intellectually.
When we find things each & every day to be grateful for – start with food, water & shelter if you are lucky to have & count your blessings from there – we can experience scientifically proven health benefits including:
- Healthier relationships
- Improved physical health
- Strengthened coping skills & mental focus
- Reduced and managed stress
- Better sleep
- Enhanced self esteem
Here is a list of 100 ways to be grateful this holiday season:
A few of our favorites:
- Think about how many holiday seasons you’ve experienced. Every one of them is a gift. Be happy that you’re alive!
- Spend time with friends and make new memories.
- Make a list of things you’re thankful for.
- Create a vision board.
- Write someone a letter to tell someone how amazing they are.
- Start writing in a journal; make sure to end each entry on a positive note.
- Speak with kindness and be compassionate.
- Give hugs—lots of hugs.
- Send a friend an inspirational text message to help them through a long day.
- Donate to a good cause.
- Do what you love.
- Notice the small things in life.
- Make it a priority to always say “thank you.”
- Make a list of people you’re thankful for.
- Stay true to yourself.
- Be mindful.
- Stay active.
- Love yourself.
- Appreciate every moment.
We at Foundations Counseling Center are beyond grateful & thankful for all that is good on the planet near & far this holiday season! May each & every one of you be healthy & blessed. Peace to all!!