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How being grateful boosts your well-being

Boost your Well-Being by Being Grateful

I first starting writing a Gratitude Journal a few years ago. An ex-colleague told me about how noting down things she was grateful for had made a difference to her.

Writing a Gratitude Journal is a positive experience and it changes the way of thinking.

How does a Gratitude Journal work?

The definition of gratitude is ‘the quality of being thankful’. Gratitude is an emotion. It may feel like warmth in the body or an automatic smile.

Would you like to give it a go? Write down at least 3 things every night that you have been grateful for that day. These are sometimes events that are unexpected or surprising. Sometimes, it's people that you are grateful to, or it can be things that you are grateful for.

Things to be grateful for include:

- the sun shining when waking up

- really good to catch up with some friends

- enjoying a bike ride

- enjoying a great book or film

You can use a favourite pen and a special notebook or any old pen and notepad. It really does not matter.

The process of thinking about good things and writing them down is what makes the difference.

You may want to elaborate on why you are feeling grateful for each thing that you have written down. By elaborating, you can explore your feelings more deeply, which you may find beneficial.

Why write a gratitude journal?

Writing in my journal can make you feel positive even if you have had a difficult day. It starts to put things into perspective.

You start to appreciate more of the small things.

Gratitude is associated with greater happiness, positivity, and well-being. This, in turn, can help improve health. It may also be of use in dealing with stress.

What happens when you practice gratitude?

Gratitude can change the way that you think and could potentially change your life. It makes you appreciate what you have rather than what you don’t have.

A study published in The Journal of Psychosomatic Research suggests that gratitude can help you sleep better and longer.

Other studies have also shown that gratitude can be linked to lower levels of depression, and anxiety and to fewer negative emotions.

Practicing gratitude will force you to pay attention to the good things in life rather than to take them for granted. What are you grateful for today?

I thoroughly recommend this daily practice that can boost your well-being by being grateful. It does not take much time and can make you feel more positive.

If you would like to improve your health and well-being, there are many complementary therapies you could investigate. Homeopathy is a complementary therapy with many benefits as it treats your body and mind as one, and the remedies given are bespoke.


Is homeopathy for you?

Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues. Whether you have a big health issue that is stopping you from getting on with your life, or niggly health 'annoyances', feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.

Next steps

If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help I offer a free 30 minute discovery call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.

I am always happy to hear from you.

Naziana x

Homeopath for Women's Health


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