Gratitude is the feeling of appreciation for what we have. According to an article by Psychology Today, gratitude is a positive emotion that is associated with optimism, empathy and higher energy levels. What does it mean to have gratitude in practical sense? It is simply being thankful, showing appreciation, and doing kind things for others. The expression of gratitude has many personal benefits, both psychologically and physically. Therefore practicing gratitude in everyday life can help you feel better, have more energy and reduce depression. In addition, people will like you better if you have a more positive outlook and practice being thankful, rather than complaining about what you don’t have. In return, personal and work relationships will improve.

There are a few ways to train yourself in order to improve gratitude in your life such as keeping a gratitude journal, writing thank you notes to people on a routine basis, and prayer. Happier Human has a gratitude quiz to help you assess your level of gratitude and a list of simple interventions you can do today to improve your gratitude and ultimately your sense of well-being.

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