A Simple Path To Happiness
Discover Your Path to Happiness
Millions of people around the world are looking for solutions to their problems, struggling to find happiness, success, and peace of mind.
This story details how simple the solution really is.
Living Gratitude: A Simple Path to Happiness, provides an incredibly powerful tool to live well and to bring joy and harmony to every aspect of your life.
Within its pages, meditation author and happiness life coach Matt O’Grady shares his story of spiritual seeking and the unique Gratitude practice, that he discovered, that not only saved his life but led him to true happiness, peace, joy, and success.
This comprehensive guide offers a framework for practicing the power of gratitude, enabling you to attract every magnificent thing you want in your life.
The Science of Practicing Daily Gratitude
Can gratitude really help you attain happiness and live a more fulfilling life? Science says it can. Gratitude means taking time to focus on the people and things we’re grateful for in our lives. Actively thinking about the things you’re grateful for can help ignite the spark of happiness because it helps us focus on everything good in our lives.
So how can gratitude help you?
Let’s take a look at the facts.
Almost 67% of Americans admit they have trouble finding happiness. Considering only 52% of women and 44% of men regularly express gratitude, it may be that those people struggling with happiness haven’t explored the benefits of practicing this simple form of meditation.
Gratitude can do much more than simply increase your happiness, though. Studies have shown that gratitude can…
- Decrease aggression
- Increase self-esteem
- Improve resilience
- Attract new people
- Boost your career
- Improve sleep
- Help you see your inner worth
The science is there! There have been multiple studies across generations and nations. One study even revealed that keeping a daily gratitude journal increased participants’ optimism by 15%.
Gratitude even has physical benefits. For example, a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences concluded that people who practice gratitude exercise and attend medical checkups more regularly than people who don’t. This suggests that gratitude — even five minutes a day — can ultimately lead to a longer, healthier life.
When is the best time to express gratitude?
The answer is all the time. According to research by the John Templeton Foundation, a large percentage of people are grateful for a number of different things:
- 69% of people are grateful when an unexpectedly good event happens
- 62% of people regularly feel gratitude for their family
- 49% of people try to feel gratitude for little things on a daily basis
And it’s easy to express gratitude every day. One of the best ways to do this is to surround yourself with visual reminders. If you’re grateful for your dog or your family, set up a framed picture of them on your desk. Another simple way to incorporate gratitude into your daily life is to write down one thing you appreciate every day. It could be as mundane as the pen you’re writing with. These simple exercises can be done at any time during your day!
What are you waiting for?
You don’t have to be a gratitude expert to start practicing these simple habits. Just think about all of the benefits you could reap with a few minutes of gratitude exercises every day. The science is already there. Are you ready to take the leap?