- July 15, 2017
“Think about the last time you felt satisfied, content and genuinely good with your life? It’s sometimes easy to forget the good when the bad comes around. However, there are various studies and research that help us understand that gratitude is one of the most helpful qualities a person can practice,” says Michelle Uhlohorn, managing director of Aquila Marketing. We’re sure that there have been many times individuals feel left down and unsatisfied with their circumstances. “By being able to practice this gratitude, we’re able to see clearly, positivity and more happily,” says Michelle Uhlohorn of Aquila Marketing.
Gratitude Brings Positive Emotions
“Practicing this quality every day will help you feel more positive. You’ll look at what you have instead of what you don’t. Gratuity is known to increase dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which gives us the feeling of contentment,” says Michelle Uhlhorn of Aquila Marketing
Expressing Gratitude Strengthens Relationships
According to success.com, writer Najma Khorrami talks about gratitude being essential. She says, “Robert Emmons, Ph.D., a gratitude researcher, writes, “When you become truly aware of the value of your friends and family members, you are likely to treat them better, perhaps producing an ‘upward spiral,’ a sort of positive feedback loop, in which strong relationships give you something to be grateful for, and in turn fortifying those very same relationships.”
Healthy relationships make us happy. How? According to the longest-running study on human development by Harvard University, the No. 1 predictor of health and happiness in a person’s life is the quality of their relationships.” This is such a great reminder. “I’ve seen this to be true. Appreciation and thankfulness do strengthen bonds,” says Michelle Uhlhorn of Aquila Marketing.
Expressing Gratitude Leads to Well-Being
Khorrami says “Researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Miami found that after regularly expressing gratitude for ten weeks, study participants reported feeling more optimistic about their lives. Optimism, in turn, has been shown to be a life-lengthening trait in a recent Harvard University study. Regarding the impact on overall health, one study found that “Optimism may significantly influence mental and physical well-being by the promotion of a healthy lifestyle….” Indeed, overall well-being seems to be influenced by optimism, which can be strengthened by gratitude.