Having gratitude can be good for your health

Having gratitude can be good for your health

Having posititve thoughts and a positive attitude throughout the day can boost our morale. If we focus too much on the negative or find something negative in everything we do, it only will bring us down. With Covid-19 being all we hear or talk about right now, lets focus more on us as we seem to have a little more time.

Take a few minutes each day to practice gratitude from the HEART, recommended by the American Heart Association.

1. Health: What did your body do for you today?

Did you know you take about eight million breaths a year? Your feet can take you up a mountain, your arms can hold someone you love. Take a minute to marvel at the finely tuned machinery of your body.

2. Eat: What did you feed your body to nourish yourself today?

Was it an old favorite, something you made, or something new and different? Did you eat fruits or vegetables? We comsume a lot of meals each year, each sitting is a new opportunity to fuel or bodies. Take a minute to reflect on what nourishment you comsumed.

3. Activity: What did you do that you really enjoyed today?

Did you get outside for a walk? Or try a home workout? Take a minute to think back on one particularly awesome moment.

4. Relationship: Who do you look forward to seeing?

Is it someone who sets your heart on fire, always has a smile for you, has your back, or makes you laugh until you cry? Take a minute to smile as you think about this special person.

5. Time: What are you doing right now?

Every single day you wake up with 24 brand new hours. The past is history, the future is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present! Take a minute to be thankful for the gift of time.

Scource: American Heart Association