As a long-time fan of Smart Living 365, I enjoy the journey of self-discovery and awareness that it provokes. I try to look at ideas and concepts through a SMART lens. More and more, I find myself asking ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ to oft-touted notions.
This is what happens to me when I encounter studies on gratitude. We have long-often heard that cultivating thankfulness can improve our happiness, self-esteem, relationships, and even our physical health. But how does this work? Is it merely focusing on all we have that magically improves our circumstances? If so, how does this ‘magic’ take place?
Recent research offers new insights into these questions. According to this growing body of work, the act of putting our gratitude in writing can physically change our brains.
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