by Rachel Tomlinson, Registered Psychologist, Toward Wellbeing

Showing gratitude or being grateful has some very positive impacts on our mood, health and overall wellbeing. Research conducted by Robert Emmons shows that by completing a gratitude journal for even a brief time (between one and three weeks) people experienced significantly improvement in the following areas:

  1. Physical health; higher immunity, lower blood pressure, better quality sleep
  2. Psychological; more optimistic, improved mood, increased sense of joy and happiness