Health Benefits of Being Thankful and Positive


Benefits of Positivity and Thankfulness

Happy Monday Beautiful People!

Complaining and Negativity can affect our Spirit. In contrast being Thankful makes us happier. It boosts serotonin in our brains (a neurotransmitter that affects mood regulation).

My challenge to you this week to improve your health and happiness is:

Step 1
1. Before you step a foot out of bed this week, write down on a notebook, on your nightstand, at least three things you are thankful for. It can be just the fact you can get out of bed, or toilet paper, fingernails to scratch an itch, salt, trash collectors, you get the idea. This morning I was thankful for the birds singing outside, the blueberries I was going to put in my smoothie, batteries, and that is was a yoga morning!

Step 2
2. Catch yourself every time you are going to complain about something and stop before it leaves your lips. This can be hard if we are in a rut of complaining, but I promise you, as you complain less, it will get easier and easier. So keep at it! Your positivity will increase over time, and this will increase your joy.

Take these steps one day at a time. This means if you catch yourself complaining, don’t “throw in the towel”. Try again. It is okay to not do it perfectly. We all mess up. The important thing is you are moving toward positive change!

Now, next Monday morning look at your list. What are all the things you were thankful for during last week? How do you feel? Do you feel more positive, happier, content? How has your being positive and not complaining affected your interactions with others? Have you noticed anything different?

Share below some of the things you are thankful for to get you started on the road to a more positive self! Enjoy your day!

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