What: Gratitude is the choice we make to focus on & celebrate the gifts found in our everyday experiences – and the choice we make to not resent what we lack.
Benefits: With consistent practice, gratitude improves your overall quality of life.
Social benefits of Gratitude:
You become more likeable
Your relationships will deepen
Less self-conscious = Reduced anxiety
Job satisfaction, resulting in you being a better co-worker, manager, and/or leader
Physical benefits of Gratitude:
Increase in energy
Improves heart health
Reduces symptoms of depression = Making it easier to navigate life through it
Reduces your blood pressure
Facilitates recovery from addiction
Better gut health thanks to our gut-brain connection (psychological stress suppresses beneficial bacteria)
Psychological benefits of Gratitude:
Resilience: Recover from negative life events faster
Happier: Reduces toxic emotions
Reduces loneliness even if/when you are alone as it increases your level of self-respect and self-love
Cognitive benefits of Gratitude:
Increase in alertness
Rewires your brain: changes the molecular structure of the brain in ways that make us both healthier and happier.
Co-creator of the 2023 Gratitude Planner, and Founder of Revel, Ann is a passionate advocate of Positive Psychology. Pioneering the retail of wellness journals – dubbed the ‘one-stop journal shop’, Ann is on her mission to simplify wellness by making it easy to understand, and making solutions easy to access.