Be grateful....yeah, I know. We hear it all the time this time of year and, to be honest, it can start to feel redundant and a little annoying. I get it! But there’s much more to taking time to notice what you’re thankful for. The practice of gratitude actually makes a difference in your mental health! It’s not just a seasonal catch phrase, it’s an act of conscious rebellion to negative thoughts and voices in us and around us!
Did you know that gratitude actually protects your brain from stress and depression? It's true!
Recent neuroscience research shows that simply pondering the question, "What am I grateful for?" increases dopamine and serotonin, even if you can't actually think of an answer!
Just searching for things to be grateful about builds stronger positive emotional pathways in your brain.
So, this is your Sunday evening reminder to stop and practice gratitude. But don’t just make a mental list, invite yourself into the experience of being grateful in this very moment. Be here now. Breathe. Slow down. Consider the sources of gratitude in your life. You’re investing in your mental health when you do!
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“Paradise Blooms I” new painting just finished recently. A tad smaller for me 16”x16”.😂 Anxious to get back to the studio. Been out a few days with a bug.🤒 dang immune system...hoping to get back on Tues for a little painting before Thanksgiving. 🤞🎨 🦃
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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
-Anais Nin @wearebeautifulnbrave “Good Vibes Dress”