Gratitude is defined by the Encarta Dictionary as "a feeling of being thankful to somebody for doing something". It can also mean that we are grateful for anything that we receive. Research on happiness shows that when we have gratitude for life’s blessings, no matter how small, we become more positive and optimistic. We focus on what we have instead of what we don’t. Our stress is lower. The good in our lives can replace ruminating about our troubles. Try listing the things that you are grateful for each day - it will put a smile on your face!
The Most Important Relationship
Difficulties and challenges with relationships in our lives can often have a significant impact on our mood and sometimes can contribute to feelings of depression. Whilst these relationships are very important to our wellbeing, the most important relationship in our lives often gets overlooked: the relationship we have with ourselves.
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