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Tips for Practicing Genuine Gratitude

By Bailey Miller
March 04, 2024

Gratitude has earned a reputation as a simple and easy way to brighten your days, and for good reason. With growing research backing the benefits of gratitude to both the body and mind, gratitude may be a practical and powerful approach to boosting our physical, emotional, and mental health. But it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when things are tough or if you don’t feel you have much to be grateful for at the moment.

You may already know that gratitude can help you savor the small things. In this video, clinical psychologist Mary Odafe, Ph.D., explains why gratitude is a worthwhile endeavor. She notes wide-reaching benefits to our physical health (think: better sleep, decreased inflammation, and less chronic pain) in addition to bolstered relationships, improved resilience levels, and better mental well‑being. Watch on to learn more about the many advantages of daily practice.

Feeling inspired? Keep watching to see exactly how you can cultivate gratitude more often. With these three actionable tips, gratitude can feel like an easy and natural response to the things you already do on a day-to-day basis.

Take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for today, no matter how small.

Credits: These videos were created by Twill.

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