THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL
– THE BENEFIT –
Gratitude Can Help You Calm Down In Demanding Moments
Thank you for joining me as I explore some of the benefits of realistic gratitude. Strikes me that in this very demanding of years we could all do with knowing this benefit …
The benefit: gratitude can help you calm down in demanding moments
Gratitude causes the brain to produce an increase in dopamine (a neurotransmitter that’s related to feelings of pleasure and reward-motivated behaviour) and serotonin (a neurotransmitter believed to help regulate mood and social behaviour). Research suggests thinking of things you are grateful for has a positive impact on how you feel and behave.
Again, using our gratitude bot below, pause for a moment in a demanding situation and find something small to feel grateful about. Then turn your attention to how this makes you feel and think. It’s surprising the change that even a little gratitude can bring.