Gratitude and your Brain

leadership mindset and goals neuroscience personal development Nov 24, 2021

Gratitude is defined: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  

 

I love that gratitude involves “readiness”.  You see, we get to choose the thoughts we peruse.  

 

The quality of being thankful produces all kinds of feel-good hormones in our brain which then spurs us on to return kindness.

 

In a nutshell, even in our darkest days, we can always be grateful.  Because it’s a choice!  

 

Gratitude decreases the emotions of anxiety and depression, reduces pain, helps us sleep better, and regulates stress.

  

If gratitude produces all these wonderful benefits, then why do we skip it on so many occasions?

 

Neuroscientifically, our brain is always looking to prove ourselves right.  So, if we are not looking for the good, what are we looking for?  

 

Whatever it is, that is exactly what your brain will see….EVERY SINGLE TIME!  

 

There is no doubt about it.

So are you looking for all the evil?

 

Are you looking for everything that is wrong or someone to blame?

 

Are you looking at all your haters?

 

The truth is, whatever you are looking for, your brain will find!

 

What if you created a new habit?

 

What if you focused on all things you can be grateful for?

 

What if you changed your focus and let it change your life?

 

Reach out to me via DM if you need help breaking habits that are no longer serving you!