You probably know of other methods that can help you improve your quality of life. But you know what ties most of these other methods together? Gratitude.
Saying “thank you” might sound simple enough, but the sad truth is that not a lot of people practice it in real life. So, here are 5 ways gratitude can have a positive impact on your quality of life.
1. Gratitude makes you happier
When you remember everything you currently have in your life, it makes you feel good. No matter how little or how abundant your material or non-material wealth is, don’t take anything for granted. Be thankful for what you have, there are others out there who aren’t as lucky as you!
2. Gratitude makes you more likable
Saying thanks to people who make your life easier by way of a product or service will help boost that person’s morale. They’ll feel appreciated, and they’ll be bound to try and do their best to be better at their jobs. When people like and appreciate you, they tend to be more trusting and open which results in better relationships with everyone!
3. Gratitude makes you less self-centered
You probably dislike self-centered people. These are people who think of nothing but themselves and feel entitled to everything they can get their hands on. They have no regard for others, even if they’re stepping on someone’s toes. When you practice gratitude, you become aware of the people around you and in effect, you become more accepting towards others.
4. Gratitude makes you less envious
Envy is a double-bladed sword. It can be good or bad depending on how much envy you’ve got running in your system. It’s good if you can use it to do productive things, like motivating you to try and do something better with your life. But it’s bad if you let it take control – feelings of insecurity and inferiority can literally destroy your happiness. So, practice gratitude and be happy for those who are more successful than you.
5. Gratitude makes you more optimistic
Without feelings of envy, you can clearly see the path you need to take, so you too can succeed. When you make gratitude a habit, you see the silver lining in everything. It makes you more optimistic and gives you a more positive outlook in life!