If you use it you’ll be happier, live with reduced stress, avoid depression and even have more energy.
We call it vitamin G.
You don’t get this vitamin in your foods – you can make it yourself.
What is this mysterious vitamin?
Gratitude. Research shows that expressing gratitude makes people happier, healthier and more alive.
How do we cultivate vitamin G?
Here are some ideas:
Start by making an effort to thank people more often. Then advance to counting your blessings at least once a day for 30 seconds.
Do it now! We’ll wait. OK, finished?
Don’t you feel better? See, it didn’t take long and you can do it whenever you have down time.
Here are some more gratitude ideas:
- If you’re in the car thank it for running properly and even thank your mechanic for doing such a good job (we realize at times this is a bit of a stretch).
- Be grateful for your health (be sure to mention your chiropractor).
- If you don’t have ideal health send gratitude to your parts that are working properly.
The Rocky in You!
Be grateful for your family and friends and always thank the Rocky in you. The Rocky in you? We mean your ability to go ten rounds with the champ, getting punched and clobbered, and still be standing. Nurture your inner Rocky – no matter what life hits you with, you can take it, grow and learn from it.
You can do it – it’s really powerful. Those who use this secret super power always benefit from it. (1)
- Emmons RA, McCullough ME. Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2003:84(2):377-389.