Gratitude rewires your brain

The practice of gratitude rewires your brain. Researchers at the University of Indiana found that the practice of giving thanks builds your brain’s ability to spontaneously feel gratitude.

Studies show that a routine gratitude practice creates a healthful and self-perpetuating cycle in your brain. The more you purposefully count your blessings makes it easier to count them as they happen.

Your brain adapts to this mind-set. Think of it as your brain having a gratitude “muscle” that when exercised becomes stronger.

When you focus on the good in your life, the happier (and healthier) you are.

Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:

I am grateful for all the blessings that are still yet to come my way.

Begin with gratitude

Begin each day, each goal and each new endeavor with thanksgiving. Don’t wait until it’s over – start with gratitude.

When you begin each day by giving thanks for the great day that you are about to experience, when you start an event by giving thanks for its successful conclusion, you are placing a powerful force in motion.

Again, remember the lemon? When you imagine eating a lemon your body responds as if you are eating a lemon. When you give thanks for the success of what you are about to do, your body starts acting as if it’s already successful and then begins working towards success.

Act as if your prayers are already answered.

Gratitude journal

At the end of each day, as part of your daily Inventory, list 3 good things that happened that day and write them down in a gratitude journal. It’s OK if you repeat items from one day to the next.

Each day, give a shout out to someone thanking them or praising them for something positive that they have done.

Every day, go out of your way to be kind to someone. It may be as simple as being purposeful in a smile that you give. Maybe you pay for the cup of coffee for the person standing in line behind you. Make a point each day to do something nice.

Gratitude is contagious

Another phenomenon of gratitude is that it is contagious. Studies show that when you feel thankful and express it to others, they too will feel grateful and then express their gratitude to the people in their life.

How beautiful is that?!

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