How Gratitude Can Lead To Better Finances

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues but the parent of all others.” Cicero

Why not be grateful every day? Gratitude studies suggest these benefits:

– Healthier mental and physical well-being; – Our happiness increases; – Reduces stress, anger, and other negative emotions; – Generates positive chemical reactions in our brains; and – It enhances coping mechanisms.

How Gratitude Can Lead To Better Finances

Boosts Motivation And Strengthens Our Social Relationships We spend much of our waking hours working with others in teams, as employees, managers, and clients. Thanking someone for a job well done motivates us. We are getting high ratings on reviews from those we serve, and that feels great.

Increases Patience, Decreases Instant Gratification

Those who are thankful may have more incredible willpower and can delay instant gratification. Delaying gratification is a substantial benefit when it comes to shopping and impulse buying.

Alternative To Materialism And Envy

Gratitude is negatively associated with envy and materialism. Materialism is a persistent emphasis on lower-order needs of material comfort and physical safety. Those values are in contrast to higher orders like self-expression and quality of life.

Count Your Blessings And Be HappyReflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”    Charles Dickens We feel good when we are grateful and we function better with others. We live more prosperous lives, not solely based on money but as fulfilled beings.

Grateful Expressions Boost Our Brains Regularly expressing gratitude changes the molecular structure of our brains

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