Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness, gratitude, and sharing what you are thankful for.
Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of year? Research (and common sense) suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving season can actually lift the spirits, and it’s built right into the holiday — being grateful.
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
Gratitude is the gateway to abundance.
Gratitude journaling is key here.
If you can’t write or don’t have the time to write it down, think about what you’re grateful for and make a mental note.
Increase awareness of what brings you joy.
Anything that brings you joy and happiness is something to be thankful for.
Breathing deeply expresses gratitude for life, and for the air we breathe.
Have a conversation with your higher self.
When you tune into gratitude, you raise your vibration and more signs come into your life.
Collect evidence of synchronicities, serendipitous moments, and uplifting experiences.