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Benefits of Starting Your Day with Gratitude and Positive Thinking



It is Thanksgiving for our neighbours to the South, in the United States, so I wanted to focus on the topic of Gratitude and Positivity this week. I have been trying to start each day this way and wanted to share it with you because I already see the benefits in my own life and more specifically, in my business as a virtual administrator!


Did you know that starting your day with positivity is one of the best things you can do to improve your life? It has an immediate, and powerful impact on your life. The benefits are numerous, and you start experiencing them from the first day you deliberately begin your day being positive and grateful.


These are the top five benefits you gain from a positive start to your day:


Better Mood


Starting your day with positivity increases your mood and helps you to have a better day. Being positive brings you inner peace, lowers your stress levels, increases your optimism, and makes you feel good. All of these benefits combine to put you in a better mood overall.


Taking time out to inject positivity and gratitude into your day improves your mood at all times of the day but it is especially effective first thing in the morning.


Increased Health


Positive people are healthier than their peers. This is partly due to the lower stress levels experienced by those who practice positivity, but there is more to it than that and scientists are still working to understand it. Positive people are healthier on every level and tend to live longer as well!


Starting your day with gratitude and positive thinking sets the tone for your entire day and will lead you to be more positive throughout everything in life.


More Success


Being positive and grateful first thing in the morning helps clear your mind and allows you to focus more on your daily tasks. This leads directly to having more success every day and over the long term. Positive people, as a whole, are much more successful than others. This is true in every aspect of life, from careers to personal relationships.


Happiness


Not only does starting your day with gratitude and positive thinking increase your mood, but it makes you happier. It boosts all of the “feel-good” hormones in the brain that make you happy. This isn’t a transitory effect, either; it lasts all day and over the long term increases your overall, permanent level of happiness.


Improved Relationships


When you start your day with positivity, you clear your brain and are in a much better space to relate to the people you care about most. This makes it easier to maintain healthy, caring relationships. This improvement starts almost immediately and lasts over the long run.


These are just a few benefits you can get from deliberately beginning each day with gratitude and positive thinking. You will experience many more if you make it a habit!


I hope that all of you that are celebrating Thanksgiving have a wonderful holiday and keep these benefits in mind today, and all year round.

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