"It is not the happy people who are grateful...
It is the grateful people who are happy"
BENEFITS OF THE ACTIVITIES
We often adapt easily to improving circumstances and end up taking them for granted. This means we get less pleasure from them. But gratitude exercises can help to counteract this adaptation through consciously appreciating and connecting with the good and bringing it to the forefront of our attention.
Practicing gratitude has been linked to:
Peace of mind
Lower levels of anxiety
When we are thankful for someone else’s actions we can create better relationships and build a feeling of community. When we are thankful for our own actions, it can boost our self-esteem.