Gratitude is touted as being able to improve an array of human problems. Anger, depression, anxiety, dieting, and other stressful issues have decreased in people who practice out being grateful with some regularity. Psychologists, neurologists, and therapists suggest being grateful as part of any self-improvement plan.
But what is it about ‘feeling thankful’ that produces calm, peace, and satisfaction where before there was anxiety, anger, and suffering?
I’m sure I don’t know, but this week I talk about gratitude and my experience with very brief gratitude practice.
In short, I think practicing gratitude, at the very least, shows us how we can manipulate our emotions ourselves. Asking yourself to be grateful is actually a practice in changing your perspective. Also, expressing gratitude feels good.
I’m no guru, and by no means have mastered this technique but I am starting to believe it’s more than snake oil.
Full podcast here: https://pdcn.co/e/https://chtbl.com/track/CGDA9D/www.buzzsprout.com/530563/6232942-kew-episode-29-gratitude.mp3?blob_id=25911079&download=true or at Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more.
Youtube video here: https://youtu.be/arMZVIKmOaY