Sarah Kopelovich, UW Medicine faculty member, published a study on gratitude that showed that expressing gratitude improves your health, helps with better sleep, and contributes to an overall positive feeling of well-being. It can also help with stress reduction and make you feel more satisfied with your life!
It does take some effort to be regularly thankful. Robert Emmons, gratitude researcher, has lots of tips, including:
Try gratitude for a week and see how it impacts you. If it works, you can make it a thankful habit.
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