The same trick is proven to reduce your stress and anxiety levels.
It’s also supported by a mountain of research.
I can teach it to you in less than 2 minutes.
Let me show you.
The Little Trick Proven To Make You Happier and Healthier
This is not something that you have to learn.
You don’t even have to know why it works, or what the research says.
It takes 2 minutes and it’s something that you already know how to do.
I’m talking about the simple act of gratitude.
People who describe themselves as being grateful tend to have more vitality and optimism, have less stress and experience less depression than others.
What does this mean for you?
We know that stress is one of the main causes of weight gain.
We also know that it’s very hard to make good choices about food, exercise and lifestyle when you’re feeling upset.
Increase your happiness levels and it’s a lot easier to be healthier, fitter and leaner.
So, What’s The Simplest Way To Practice Gratitude?
The easiest way to become a gratitude ninja is to buy yourself a notebook and start a gratitude journal. As a stationary nerd, my personal recommendation is a Moleskine Notebook , but any will do.
According to Dr Robert Emmons, an expert on the subject of gratitude, from the University of California-Davis, people who keep a gratitude journal, experience the following benefits:
- less aches and pains
- lower blood pressure
- better sleep
- find it easier to exercise and take care of their health
- experience higher levels of positive emotions
- are more alert and awake
- experience more joy and pleasure
- have higher levels of optimism and happiness.
If that’s not enough reason to whip out your journal and start listing the things that are good in your life and that you’re thankful for, then maybe this is:
In my experience, my clients who I have taught this to are less stressed and have lower levels of body fat.
That’s just an observation, but why don’t you test it out?
My suggestion is to start off simple:
Just before you go to bed, spend a few minutes writing out 10 things that you’re grateful for.
Don’t expect a wave of happiness to rush through you (although it might).
Like anything, test it out for 30 days and see how much better your feel.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
What To Do Next
1.) Everyone could do with a little more happiness. Share this article with your friends. It’s a simple practice that anyone can do – and it may just change their life.
2.) Get started with this practice right away – write down 3 things that you’re grateful for. Do it now.