Let me tell you a story about an ex-colleague of mine.
Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet said: “There are four qualities, whoever is given them has truly been given the best in this world and the next. They are: a grateful heart (that is thankful to Allah), a remembering tongue (that mentions Allah often), an enduring body (to persevere through the trials), and a faithful wife.”
- Calm down
Gratitude releases a positive effect on our body and it can help to reduce stress hormones! And here is a tip for those with sleeping disorder – before you sleep, make a list of the things that you are grateful down and you will definitely have a restful sleep.
- Healthier heart
Do you want to protect your heart by decreasing blood pressure? Just take a little time of your busy day and give thanks!
- Breathe easier
Want to quit smoking? Be more GRATEFUL! When you are more grateful, you tend to make healthier choices for yourself and thus you can breathe easier.
- Slim down
This is good news for those who been trying to shed those extra pounds! In a recent study, grateful people tend to appreciate their body and health more. So they spend more time exercising and keeping themselves fit!
- Stronger immunity
With gratitude, positivity comes! Strangely enough, this helps to build up human immune system and improve its response! You can say bye bye to doctors!
Here are other psychological benefits:
- can lower risk of major depression
- reduces toxic negative emotions such as anger and jealousy
- linked to empathy and lower aggression
- improves self-esteem
- can help overcome trauma and mental resilience
So what are you waiting for? With so many healthy and psychological benefits, let’s us all be more GRATEFUL!!!
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