What are you grateful for? If you haven’t pondered that question lately, start today. Numerous scientific studies prove that regularly focusing on what you appreciate rewires your brain to counteract negativity and generates health benefits, including better sleep, happier moods and higher self-esteem.
“Paying attention just once a day to what you appreciate is enough to have an effect on your life,” says Renee Burgard, LCSW, a psychotherapist who teaches mindfulness and stress reduction classes at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Here’s how to grow your gratitude.