The Science of Gratitude

Make a list. Check it twice. Not of gifts to get or give, but all the gratitude you have this season.

Daily gratitude practices have been proven to:

  • Have lasting positive effects on the brain
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Create long-lasting happiness
  • Create and strengthen relationships
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Improve our sleep
  • Promote exercise and healthy habits
  • Improve our self esteem

It's hard to imagine that there is someone out there that can't benefit from a little daily gratitude. But this post is about a seasonal gratitude and reflecting on all the good that happened this year. 

Here is a worksheet to download that you and your whole family can do and share or you can just answer the following questions. 

  1. What are 10 things I am most grateful for this year?
  2. What are 3 unexpected things that happened this year that I am truly grateful for?
  3. What am I looking forward to next year?


Jennifer Newton