Gratitude and Thankfulness Help Depression, Sleep and Life Satisfaction
This year seems to have flown by and with Thanksgiving upon us, the focus can be just on family and food with the latest newest recipe to try.
With the aromas of yummy recipes and business of life, how do we slow down long enough to realize all the good that we have?
With my recent trip to Krakow I became more cognizant of the horrors of what people endured in the past century, and not having the freedoms we enjoy.
When I realize the level of starvation in the world now and times past, somehow all my meals became more significant. I live in a world of abundance where I can choose the quantity and quality of each meal. I am thankful I have the freedom of going to grocery stores and farmers markets to purchase nutritious food.
I am thankful for of all of you who read my blogs week after week and that my voice of whole foods nutrition can be heard.
What are you grateful for this season? Research shows that an attitude of thankfulness and gratitude is associated with:
- Less anxiety and depression
- Sounder sleep
- Higher long-term satisfaction with life
Find 3 things you are grateful for each night and keep them in a journal. You might be surprised at how much better you feel. And the best part is you don’t have to think about taking anything away from your life – it’s all an added bonus. Happy Thanksgiving!