Scientific Tips for Boosting Well-being

Be honest, when do you practice gratitude? Everyday or only during Thanksgiving? It’s funny how the more blessings we count, the more we receive. The power of the brain is amazing. Science has proven that being more grateful eases stress, brings more joy, optimism, and enthusiasm, improves sleep, boost immune system, and aids the heart.

I have a friend who was born super positive and happy but many of us are hard-wired to be negative. The good news is we can prime our brain to be more positive. Here are some tips:

  1. Start a gratitude journal. Exercise that muscle of the brain to focus on the positive.
  2. Focus on good. Throughout the day look for what’s good and beautiful–the pretty scenery, making someone laugh, accomplishing a task, etc.
  3. Sharing the positive. Tell others about good things in your life. It’ll make you feel even better. Don’t forget to celebrate their happiness and success too. That’s another spirit lifter.
  4. More thanks. Write a meaningful letter to someone who has inspired or changed you.

Gratitude is a muscle that we can all have; not just for the select few. We just have to strengthen it and the rewards will flood your life.

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~ Samantha Hua, Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach, San Diego, CA