Being Thankful Improves Your Life

dsc01693-533.jpgExpressing gratefulness makes those around us feel good, but it also improves our own well-being. Here are a few ways being thankful can make your life better.

  • Being Thankful makes your happier (2005 Positive Psychology Progress)
  • Being Thankful improves your physical health (2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences)
  • Being Thankful improves psychological health (multiple studies by Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.)
  • Being Thankful helps you sleep better (2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being)
  • Being Thankful increases productivity (“What Neuroscience Reveals about the Nature of Business”)
  • Being Thankful improves self-esteem (2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology)
  • Being Thankful improves your relationships (2104 study published in Emotion)
  • Being Thankful boosts your career (1983 “The Effects of Feedback Favorability and Feedback Consistency”)
  • Being Thankful improves your marriage (2005 “Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing”)
  • Being Thankful reduces feelings of envy (“The Grateful Disposition: A Conceptual and Empirical Topography”)
  • Being Thankful enables you to bounce back (“Why Gratitude Enhances Well-Being: What We Know, What We Need to Know”)

Click here to listen to the Thanksgiving episode of the Where Are We Going podcast featuring Jason Wiedel, Amy Morin, and Mark Sandlin.

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