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On Giving Thanks

a woman with her hands on her heart in thanks

November, being the month of Thanksgiving, is also the month for remembering the importance of being grateful. Whether you’re a pro or you think you could re-dedicate yourself to being thankful, today is the perfect day to focus on gratitude. We are sharing four reasons why being grateful is important in today’s Liv Avenida Blog post. 

Improves Physical Health

According to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences, grateful people report feeling healthier than other people and they experience fewer aches and pains. Grateful individuals are also more likely to take better care of their health by doing things like exercising often and attending regular check-ups with their doctor, which will ultimately lead to a longer life. 

Enhances Empathy and Reduces Aggression

Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D., has conducted multiple studies on the effects of gratitude on well-being. Gratitude helps to reduce toxic emotions like anger, envy, and frustration. Research has confirmed that gratitude helps to promote happiness and reduce depression, though it still remains unknown how exactly. 

Promotes Better Sleep

Grateful people sleep better according to a 2011 study that was published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. Something as simple as taking 15 minutes to write down a few thoughts of gratitude before bed may help you sleep better and longer.

Improves Relationships

A grateful heart is associated with kindness, trust, and desire to improve social relationships, whether at home or in the workplace. So express appreciation and give the people in your personal and professional lives the recognition they deserve. You’ll both feel and see the difference.

Take some time out to express gratitude and reap the benefits today! We hope everyone in our Chandler, AZ apartment community has an amazing November filled with thanks.