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I spend a year living gratefully and transforms my marriage, family life, work, and health.
Gratitude is a choice. On New Year’s Eve, I make a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens.
Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, I bring myself on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what I have.
Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, I explore how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and fitness. I learn how appreciating my spouse changes the neurons of my brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed.
With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, I hope my journey will empower you to think positively and start living their own best year ever.
30 Day Challenge to Find Peace and Happiness in Your Life and Relationships!
Finally unlock the secret to achieving real and lasting peace and satisfaction in life with this simple, 30 days of Gratitude . Follow the steps outlined, and watch how your attitudes and relationships transform to the life you truly desire!
30 Days of Gratitude explores what modern scientific research has discovered about the power of gratitude in your happiness, relationships, and even your health and implements these incredible findings into your life!
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Be conscious of the treasures of your day. This 30 Days of Gratitude takes you through thirty gifts on which to reflect and be thankful. When you’re finished, not only will you be amazed at how bountiful are your blessings, but how much happier you’ve become for the process of giving thanks.
An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF STARTING THIS PROGRAM:
❍ Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. Not only does saying “thank you” constitute good manners, but showing appreciation can help you win new friends, according to a 2014 study published in Emotion.
❍ Gratitude improves physical health. Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and report feeling healthier than other people, according to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences.
❍ Gratitude improves psychological health. Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being. His research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.
❍ Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kindly, according to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky.
❍ Grateful people sleep better. Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.
❍ Gratitude improves self-esteem. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athletes’ self-esteem, an essential component to optimal performance. Other studies have shown that gratitude reduces social comparisons. Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs—a major factor in reduced self-esteem—grateful people are able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
❍ Gratitude increases mental strength. For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma. A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam War veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder. A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that gratitude was a major contributor to resilience following the terrorist attacks on September 11. Recognizing all that you have to be thankful for —even during the worst times—fosters resilience.
We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude. Rather than complain about the things you think you deserve, take a few moments to focus on all that you have. Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.