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Benefits of Gratitude for Your Mental Health

Gratitude Changes the Way You Relate to the World Around You

Gratitude is an often-undervalued component of a positive worldview and a greater degree of mental and emotional health. Choosing to actively give thanks has a way of drawing your focus away from the struggles you face and allowing you to concentrate on the good things in your life.

In addition to improving your overall outlook on life, gratitude has a number of benefits for your mental health, including:

  • Enhanced empathy and minimized aggression—Gratitude changes the way you interact with other people. When you are grateful for what you have, you are less likely to place unhealthy or unrealistic expectations on other people and more likely to treat others with kindness and sensitivity.
  • Better sleep—Actively naming and verbalizing thanks for the good things in your life tends to foster a sense of calm and contentment, which can reduce the amount of time you spend tossing and turning at night.
  • Canceling out negative emotions—Practicing gratitude gives you the power to override strong negative emotions in a healthy way. Rather than trying to merely force out anger, depression, frustration, or other bad feelings, expressing gratitude for what you have provides you with an opportunity to replace negative feelings with something better.

Behavioral Health Care Program in Chico

At Therapeutic Solutions, we provide personalized, practical, and relational support for people seeking to improve their mental health and overall wellness. We are a group of trained professionals motivated by empathy, compassion, and a desire to see people reclaim a sense of balance and health. When you call us for help, we are committed to delivering the treatment you need to heal and helping you get well, stay well, and be well.

Call (530) 899-3150 to learn about our behavioral health programs in Northern California.