If you or a friend need urgent assistance, call 911 immediately, or take your friend directly to the emergency room. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend, or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.
Gratitude matters. Although it’s not always easy, sharing your gratitude — with others or even with yourself — can be powerful. There are numerous mental health benefits of practicing gratitude, and there are dozens of ways to practice. Keep scrolling to learn more and find tangible tips, tools, and tunes that’ll help turn your attitude toward gratitude.
Expressing gratitude can be as healing for you as the recipient. Evidence shows a regular gratitude practice can boost your immune system & long-term wellbeing.
A SELFISH REASON TO SAY THANKS TO SOMEONE:
It’ll make you happier. Gratitude can help you feel more optimistic, improve self-esteem, and lower stress. It’s a reliable, no-cost pathway to feeling more positively about your life.
GRATITUDE LITERALLY BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM… JUST IN TIME FOR COLD SEASON.
It can also improve your sleep, lower blood pressure, and reduce symptoms of depression. And as we know, physical health and mental health are intricately related.
MAGIC LOVE POTION ANYONE? OK, MAYBE NOT, BUT…
Expressing gratitude towards others does release the love hormone oxytocin, which can increase the bond between people. Gratitude can also help you be a better friend, partner, sibling, colleague, etc.
Practicing gratitude makes you happier & healthier.
Here's why #GratitudeMatters
3 Ways to Have More Gratitude Every Day.
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Get your thanks in — because #GratitudeMatters.
Sometimes, it can be hard to feel thankful. Instead of conjuring your gratitude out of thin air, try reflecting on specific prompts:
Source: Jed Foundation
Is there someone in your life who deserves a thank-you? Write a letter or card expressing your gratitude for them. Then, deliver it (preferably in person). One study showed that a group of gratitude letter-writers enjoyed positive mental health effects even a month later. Plus, the recipient might appreciate it more than you know.
Source: Mental Health America
For a quick gratitude practice, integrate thankful thinking into your daily routine by habit stacking. Here’s how it works: Pick a habit you do each day (like brushing your teeth at night, or making a cup of coffee in the morning), and while you do it, mentally list 2-3 specific things or people you’re grateful for that day. To get started, you can leave a sticky note reminder where the habit takes place until it comes naturally.
Source: James Clear, Atomic Habits
Let’s talk Turkey Day tunes! This November, show your thanks with some of our favorite songs all about feeling grateful. In collaboration with Universal Music Group, we’ve queued up the ultimate Thanksgiving season soundtrack.Open Playlist
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