THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF BEING GRATEFUL
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How Gratitude Can Help Social Relationships
This year has brought many social challenges. For some isolation has formed a barrier to social connections. For others life under lockdown has put a strain on their immediate relationships. The surprise benefit of gratitude is how it stands to help many social relationships …
A recent study found that gratitude enhances empathy and that in turn, reduces aggression. This is because empathy promotes the ability to be sensitive toward people and to understand their emotions and intentions, commonly triggering a reciprocal cycle. The benefit for us is that gratitude serves as a gentle trigger to a reminder that you are not alone; your problems and insecurities are valid and when shared, help extend and strengthen your social connections.
Scroll down and use our bot to notice little moments today where you can be grateful. Now turn your attention to the people either physically or electronically around you. Does anybody come to mind that could do with some small gesture of kindness? Why not give it a try and see what happens