Counting blessings sounds like a platitude, but recent studies by Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough found that recording reasons for gratitude once a week improved health, exercise and attitude toward the future, but had no significant influence on the frequency of positive feelings. However counting blessings daily also made people feel happier and sleep better, both among healthy students and adults with neuromuscular disease. (Full story here.)
Do any of you keep a daily gratitude journal? I am going to try it for the rest of this year. That’s only a month and a bit. And then I’ll see what happens.