What about the physical impact of gratitude? How much sweeter is your body, thanks to gratitude?
Let’s consider, first, your sleep. Looking back over the last month or so, how has your sleep been? Have you slept reasonably well, in general? Have you woken up feeling more refreshed in the mornings? Compare that with how you slept before you practised gratitude.
When we practise gratitude, we tend to become a lot less anxious about the future, our stress levels are reduced. And this, in turn, positively impacts our sleeping patterns.
Has gratitude positively impacted your sleeping patterns?
And what about illness over the last few months? Is there, perhaps, an illness you experience this time of year every year but you haven’t experienced this year? Or your health in general. Have you experienced less illness since you started practising gratitude compared to when you didn’t practise gratitude?
Again, practising gratitude tends to reduce anxiety and stress levels which, in turn, have a positive impact on the immune system, the system in the body designed to fight off illness.