Practice gratitude daily and increase your happiness.
Perhaps no single exercise leads to as big a happiness boost as the practice of gratitude. It has proven benefits such as:
- More energy
- More forgiving attitudes
- Less depression
- Less anxiety
- Greater feeling of social connectivity
- Better sleep
- Fewer headaches
Studies show that people who simply wrote down five things they were thankful for from the previous week experienced a 25% difference in happiness levels compared to people who wrote down five negative things from the week. They also exercised more and said they felt healthier.