As we all celebrate Thanksgiving this week, it’s the ideal time to focus on gratitude. For example, we here at Vinings Surgery Center are grateful for the wonderful patients who make what we do so great every day! We love hearing your stories and seeing the transformations. Watching you take active steps to live your best possible life and make positive changes is always so inspiring. Thank you!
Did you know that in addition to improving your overall well being and mental state, expressing gratitude can actually make you healthier?
First, gratitude can help you sleep better. Researchers found that people who felt more grateful also reported more positive thoughts and feelings, which allowed them to fall asleep faster and improved their overall quality of sleep. The research suggests that taking just a few minutes before bed to write down or say aloud a few things you’re grateful for might help you fall into a deep slumber.
Also, gratitude may just be the inspiration you need to stick with your gym routine. Exercising regularly was just one of the additional benefits reported by the subjects in a study. If feeling grateful can boost your energy level and happiness and help you get a great night’s sleep, it’s no surprise it can help you stick with your workout program, too! Read more about what gratitude can do in this great Shape magazine article.