With New Years right around the corner, many folks are thinking about what will come in 2014. Many people will also be making new years resolutions. I’d like to propose something a little bit different this year. Instead of looking forward to what will be, lets look back and what has been; more specifically, lets practice gratitude for all the good things that we enjoyed in 2013.
This looking back and practicing gratitude has been show to be more productive. It is something that I have learned this year to be a huge boost to my happiness, there are moments where I am struck by how lucky I have been and what a great life I have been fortunate enough to live. I have learned to appreciate the things we often take for granted.
This practice of expressing gratitude has been shown in studies to actually boost happiness.
2013 was an amazing year, lets be thankful for it.