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Count Your Blessings

John F. Kennedy said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

2020 has not been an easy year for most of us. But psychologists and therapists by and large seem to agree that keeping a gratitude journal can help us recognize our blessings, which can contribute to our overall happiness and mental well-being. And what perfect time to start your journal than the season of thanks!

Positivepsychology.com noted the following benefits of counting your blessings – and writing them down:

  • Gratitude journaling can lower your stress levels
  • It can help you feel calmer, especially at night
  • It can provide a new perspective on what is important what you appreciate
  • You can gain clarity on what you want to have more of in your life, and what you can do without
  • It can increase self-awareness
  • Your gratitude journal is for you only, so write anything you feel without worrying about others’ judgment
  • On days when you feel down, read your journal to readjust your attitude and remember all the good things in your life

For everything you ever wanted to know about a gratitude journal and tips on how to start one, visit https://positivepsychology.com/gratitude-journal/

SOURCE: Positivepsychology.com

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