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Robert Pardi: How We Can Leverage The Power Of Gratitude To Improve Our Overall Mental Wellness

Two other factors that keep people from connecting to a state of gratitude, in my opinion, are “attachment” and “expectations.” Both have the same effect by making us feel stuck. They do not allow us to see opportunity or abundance. When you are attached to something, whether it be to an outcome or your identity, you inadvertently close yourself off to the faucet of creativity. You will fall into the land of confirmation bias. You will be overwhelmed by the need to control and have a constant sensation of holding your breath. Life, in turn, will feel like a struggle to keep things the way you want them to be. Gratitude is thwarted by approaching life as a struggle.

  • It improves sleep. It has been shown that people that practice gratitude get an extra 30 minutes of sleep a night.
  • It improves relationships.
  • It increases feelings of empathy and connection.
  • It decreases feelings of depression primarily through the release of serotonin and dopamine.
  • It increases mindfulness and improves concentration.
  • It increases self-esteem (which makes sense because you learn you are enough and have enough).
  • It helps us become more self-aware and deal with toxic emotions and habits.
  • It has been shown to decrease blood pressure by as much as 16%.
  • And research shows it strengthens the immune system.
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  2. Choose a fasting routine that feels best for you.
  3. The day you fast, calculate what you normally would have spent on food and place that amount in your jar, box, or can.



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