Here are the findings of a new study published in the Journal Emotions. The focus was on gratitude, a popular subject in the field of resilience psychology. Gratitude has long been linked to optimism and overall well-being, but what made this research so intriguing was the link found between gratitude and self-control and impulsivity.
I have mentioned how to cultivate gratitude in previous post but as a reminder:
- Think of three things each day you are grateful for.
- Spend at least 30 seconds thinking about what made that moment stand out and why it was important to you.
- Don't just pick the same thing each day. Challenge yourself to come up with different things each day this will help your brain grow. Gratitude like exercise requires an increase in intensity.
- Writing it down or sharing your gratitudes with another help store the positive emotion.
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