Gratitude means recognising the things that others have done for you, as well as what you have, rather than focusing on what you don’t.
Showing gratitude can help your wellbeing in a number of ways, such as:
- help build new relationships or boost current ones
- help you forgive yourself and others
- reduce anger and increase empathy
- help you sleep better, give you energy and boost self-esteem
- make you appreciate what you have.
It can also give you feelings of happiness and appreciation, which in turn has an effect on your wellbeing.
A stronger mental wellbeing means you can resist some of the things that can have a negative impact on your health, like:
- using alcohol or other drugs in ways that don’t help
- not practicing healthy eating habits.
With so many benefits from gratitude, see a few simple ways to add it into your day-to-day life.