As stated on greatergood.berkeley.edu (http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good) gratitude is good for main reasons:

  • Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present.
  • Gratitude blocks toxic, negative emotions.
  • Grateful people are more stress resistant.
  • Grateful people have a higher sense of self-worth.

I have tried to keep a gratitude journal before, however it has not stuck as a habit. Hopefully I will be able to make daily/weekly gratitude posts on here. So, as a start, today here are 5 things I am currently grateful for:

  1. My loving and supportive boyfriend.
  2. The food and shelter that my parents provide me.
  3. The abundance of knowledge I am able to receive from books that I have, from well-researched Internet articles, studies, etc.
  4. My trusty laptop which I do pretty much all of my work on.
  5. My lack of a Christmas holiday (joke), I mean, the fact that I am actually getting a university education so I shouldn’t complain about the amount of work I have to do (totally doesn’t feel like Christmas)!
  6. Ok so since the last one was kind of sarcastic I’m adding a more sincere one to make up for it. My last one is being able to go to the cinema to see the new Star Wars film, I enjoyed it! 🙂

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