This Fall, focus on gratitude

Fall is a season of change, from the colours of the trees to the weather, but Fall also brings a very special holiday, Thanksgiving. It’s a time to show gratitude while spending time with loved ones and enjoying a delicious dinner. Did you know that there are health benefits to being thankful and showing gratitude in your daily routine? According to scientists, counting your blessing year-round is good for your mental health and well-being1.

Taking the time to appreciate the things you have, both tangible and intangible, makes you feel more positive emotions, improves your health and can even build stronger relationships2. People who show gratitude are more positive and will try to see the good in each situation. Being in a thankful state of mind, one will also empathize more with others and be thoughtful of others feelings. A great start to being positive and thankful is a gratitude journal.

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