“Most people do not realize the many health benefits of gratitude. Studies indicate that thankfulness is directly linked to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Compared to people who do not live a lifestyle of thankfulness, research shows that grateful people:
- Experience higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy.
- Experience less depression
- Better manage stress
- Are more likely to help others
- Exercise more regularly
- Make more progress towards their personal goals
- Have stronger immune systems
- Have fewer symptoms of physical illness
“Those are some impressive benefits that can be yours without even increasing your physical activity or changing your nutrition plan. All that is required is a grateful heart. Are you a thankful person? –Dave Faagau, Fitness Specialist
Would YOU like some of those benefits? They can be your’s!!!
That is what Wakeup Wednesday is about.
Wakeup Wednesday is all about shifting your life into a healthier state through focusing on the abundance you have, by collecting
Your Personalized List of Blessings.
Each week we are taking another step toward waking up to seeing the good that is in our lives. We are opening our eyes to finding the abundance of blessings and beauty we have every single day. We are awakening the gratitude within us to help us see that right here, right now, we have what we need.
Grab a notebook to keep your record . . . or grab your phone and make the list your desktop . . . or grab a notecard and stick it on your bathroom mirror, but keep this list somewhere you will see it often, and where it will be protected. Showing reverence and respect for your gifts and blessings is part of giving gratitude for them!
Every Wednesday, I post a challenge to list FIVE things you are grateful for. But not just any five things . . . these five things need to fit the criteria for that day’s challenge.
And today’s challenge is:
List 5 influential books that you have read and are grateful for.