Practicing the benefits of gratitude
Jamie Jensen of Progress Over Perfect says we need to make focusing on gratitude a habit each day.
Medical researchers agree that gratitude can reduce symptoms of depression.
Benefits expand across your mind, body, and soul. Creating higher life satisfaction, more self-esteem, and stronger relationship.
Building on a conversation about body positivity, Jaime gives some examples of how to be grateful for your body:
Lung- They allow me to breathe in and out. Deep breaths let you appreciate smells and ground yourself in moments of anxiety throughout the day.
Fingers- Type and grip and hold so many things like other people’s hands. Open and close your fingers throughout the day and use finger touches to calm stress. Appreciate textures around you.
Eyes- See the beauty in the world around you, allow you to read stories, enjoy colors and see your kids’ faces. Open and close your eyes when its safe. Focus on close up and far away, notice different fonts, colors, shapes in your