How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

Posted: July 13, 2010 in Business, I Don't Know, Personal, Random Rants
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Adopting an attitude of appreciation towards the things in your life makes an enormous difference to your level of happiness. People who consciously attempt to be thankful and appreciative tend to feel happier and at peace to a greater extent than others.

According to a research project from the University of Miami, people who practice some form of conscious gratitude:

  • exercised more regularly, were healthier, slept better and felt more optimistic.
  • made more progress towards personal goals
  • were more alert, enthusiastic and could handle stress more effectively

Some people are naturally more optimistic and positive than others, and some studies suggest that, to a certain degree, our genes determine happiness. However, even the most pessimistic of souls can develop a more optimistic and happier mindset with gentle and persistent practice. Here are some ideas for feeling happier and more at peace. [read]


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