Over the years, we’ve written multiple posts talking about the health benefits of gratitude. This year, during this season of giving thanks, we’d like to remind you of those benefits, along with some suggestions to kick it up a notch!

The potential benefits of gratitude range from lowering your blood pressure, decreasing pain, and helping you to build physical and mental resilience, to better sleep, closer relationships, and a brighter outlook.

You may already have a practice where you write down your daily or weekly gratitudes, and that’s great! And, studies have shown that discussing your gratitudes with a friend, loved one, or coach, can amplify and deepen those positive effects. For example:

  • Write a note to someone who has had an impact on your life.
  • Share the things in your life you’re grateful for with your kids and other family members.
  • Let the people you come in contact with know that you appreciate them especially people in healthcare and hospitality.

What or who are you thankful for?

We are thankful for you!