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How gratitude can boost your physical and mental health?

Hi all!

I hope you all add a wonderful holiday filled with joy, family, friends, and gratitude. Big cultural celebrations are exciting, but they can also feel lonely for some of us. Even if it is a busy time of the year, it is good to pay attention to the people surrounding us and notice if they need extra loving attention during this period of celebration.

Many people highlight gratitude during that time, and it is a potent way to bring this state of mind in front. I will take this opportunity to speak a little more about why filling our life with gratitude is so important.

First, gratitude is a state of being, and often we are too busy to control every tiny part of our life that we forget the big picture of our lives and how lucky we are to be here in this right time and space. Gratitude is often connected with the art of letting go, letting place of the unexpected, and being more in the present moment.


How being gratitude can impact our life for the better?


Numerous scientific studies have now proven how being grateful can positively impact our body, mind, and spirit.

Why is gratitude so important?

First, as I mentioned above, gratitude is a state of being, so you must embody it to comprehend what it means. It takes practice and consistency to feel the benefits of this state of mind fully.

Let's see how Gratitude practice can help you elevate your body, mind, and spirit.



ENHANCE YOUR BODY STRENGTH

Being grateful can first impact in a positive way your physical body. When you not only express it but also live it inside. By fully embodying it, your body is going to produce dopamine and serotonin.

Dopamine naturally elevates feelings of pleasure, motivation, and attention but also the ability to relax et mental well-being.

Serotonin carries messages between nerve cells in the brain and throughout your body. This hormone plays a crucial role in such body functions as mood, digestion, nausea, wound healing, bone health, blood clotting, and sexual desire.

These two crucial neurotransmitters are responsible for experiencing an elevated emotional state, reducing depression and anxiety, and helping our immune system drive.


There is plenty of good ways to increase these hormones as healthy eating habits,

exercises, and sleep patterns, but also show and embrace gratitude.

Be grateful for your body daily, your body is your temple; it carries you every day. Be mindful of how you take care of it, but also thank every day your heart to bit, your

legs to walk, your mouth to spread words, your brain to recall all these beautiful souvenirs and information you have gathered throughout your life,…. By setting an intention and thanking our body daily for being us alive on Earth, we send positive signals to our brain, organs, glands, nerves, and cells to our body, and it helps our physical health to improve.


RESTRUCTURE YOUR MIND

The mindfulness Awareness Research Center of UCLA stated that gratitude does change the neural structures in the brain and makes us feel happier and more content.

By activating neurotransmitters, we can smoothly manage our emotions, anxiety, and immediate stress response.

That can also help us change our perception of the world and enhance our positive thoughts. The feeling of gratitude activates the hippocampus and amygdala in the limbic system. These two main sites regulate our emotions.

By releasing toxic emotions, you gain clarity of mind, and your thoughts are less anxiety-inducing. This is helping you to pursue your life routine differently, with more ease and less resistance.

The effect of being grateful can be associated with active meditation, where you calm your mind and open up your heart. It helps your brain cope better with stress and focus on the essentials. It also enhances the ability to be in the present moment and appreciate what we have without needing more.


BRING UP YOUR SPIRIT

At a spiritual level, the more you open your heart, the more you activate your thymus gland. The thymus gland has the ability to improve your immune system, but it is also a door opening to other realms.

When our thymus gland vibrates properly and our heart is open, we flow with life, and everything becomes natural, even complex tasks. Everything is created at the right time and space. Our intuition reaches its full potential, and we can make decisions with our hearts and not our heads. We feel more at peace because of this heart decision, it feels right for you and others.

When we connect with our heart, we regulate our mind and calm the pressure in our body. We fill more whole, and it is easier to appreciate the little things in life. When in that state, we can rewire the brain to deal with the present circumstances with more awareness and broader perception. We fill more aligned with who we are and what we do now without constantly projecting ourselves into the past and the future. This state of the present moment helps elevate our frequencies, and we feel energized and lighter throughout the day.


Thank you for reading


Sophie Piedra-Mansuet


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