Why enjoy life? To make your journey rich and improve your health. How can enjoying your life impact your health? One example comes from having a grateful attitude. According to Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. as quoted on the Psychology Today website, a grateful attitude has the following benefits.
- Brings you happiness that lasts.In fact, an attitude of gratitude can help you increase positive emotion, as well as sustain it.
- Protects you from stress and negativity. Gratitude is associated with decreased anxiety and depression and increased social support.
- Improves sleep quality and duration; in part because you have more grateful/happy thoughts before you go to sleep.
- Strengthens your will power to make better decisions. Gratitude makes you stronger and helps you achieve your goals and make smarter long-term decisions.
Find the activities in your life that bring a smile to your face. When life happens, recognize that circumstances and events that are unpleasant are part of the journey. Make sure and take time to take a break from your work and rest.
Enjoying your life doesn’t mean life is perfect but it can be rich and rewarding.