BE Grateful, FEEL Better

As people survive their daily lives, they often fail to appreciate meaningful experiences and interactions. Research shows that structured reflection or introspection is an antidote to this problem:

When people contemplate and journal or write about emotional experiences, they become happier and healthier (Frattaroli, 2006; Pennebaker & Seagal, 1999). In particular, when people acknowledge or list blessings, they feel grateful for the benefits they have received, and this in turn fosters greater psychological and physical well-being (Emmons & McCullough, 2003).

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