There are many benefits to practicing gratitude regularly. According to positive psychology research from Harvard Medical School, “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.”
And these benefits aren’t just related to mental and emotional health; there are proven associated physical benefits to practicing gratitude as well. Studies from Berkeley found that people who practice gratitude consistently report physical benefits such as a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, better sleep, and a desire to take better care of their health.