In a 2019 article by Positive Psychology, the health benefits of gratitude are explored. According to the Greater Good Science Center, the following are proven benefits of practicing gratitude: increased happiness, positive mood, more satisfaction with life, less materialistic, less likely to experience burnout, better physical health, better sleep, less fatigue, lower levels of cellular inflammation, greater resiliency, and development of patience, humility, and wisdom. Practicing gratitude can look different for different people. There are many ways to practice gratitude. Including, but not limited to, keeping a gratitude journal, writing gratitude letters, and meditation. Even thinking about someone who you are grateful for can give you these health benefits. If you’re interested, you can read the rest of the Positive Psychology article and see what other studies have said.

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