“When was the last time you felt satisfied and genuinely content with life? It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the bad and let the good go unnoticed. However, there are various studies and research that help us understand that gratitude is one of the most indispensable qualities a person can practice,” says managing director of CapreLife Global. Scientifically proven research shows the effect of gratitude. “Through the ability to practice gratitude, we’re able to see reasonably, transparently, positivity and more happily,” says CapreLife Global.
Expressing Gratitude Strengthens Relationships
On Success Magazine, writer Najma Khorrami talks about gratitude being necessary. She says, “Robert Emmons, Ph.D., a gratitude researcher, writes, “When you become truly aware of the value of your friends and family members, you are likely to treat them better, perhaps producing an ‘upward spiral,’ a sort of positive feedback loop, in which strong relationships give you something to be grateful for, and in turn fortifying those very same relationships. Healthy relationships make us happy. How? According to the longest-running study on human development by Harvard University, the No. 1 predictor of health and happiness in a person’s life is the quality of their relationships.” This is such a great reminder. “It’s proven on a real level. Appreciation and gratitude does strengthen connections,” says CapreLife Global.
Expressing Gratitude Leads to Well-Being
Khorrami also mentions that “Researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Miami found that after regularly expressing gratitude for ten weeks, study participants reported feeling more optimistic about their lives. Optimism, in turn, has been shown to be a life-lengthening trait in a recent Harvard University study. Regarding the impact on overall health, one study found that “Optimism may significantly influence mental and physical well-being by the promotion of a healthy lifestyle….” The whole well-being seems to be influenced by optimism, which can be strengthened by gratitude.
Gratitude Brings Positive Emotions
Making sure that we are practicing gratitude does help us feel more brighter and positive. It changes our perspective over time. Research clearly shows that gratuity is known to increase dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which give us the feeling of contentment,” says CapreLife Global