Do It Now Gratitude Game #4: 20 Second Gratitude Infusion
For 20 seconds think about something you are grateful for.
Even this tiny amount of time has a positive effect in changing the structure of our brains with the benefits of gratitude. Repeat this 20 seconds of gratitude awareness throughout the day and the improvements will be even stronger.
Gratitude has a major role in helping us overcome trauma and in building resilience.
2006 Study found that Vietnam War veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder.
2003 study found that gratitude was a major contributor to resilience after the tragedy of 9-11. Pondering what we have to be thankful for —even during difficult times—fosters resilience.
“…give thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Now, right now, is a good time for some gratitude infusion.
For the next 20 seconds think about something you are grateful for.
What is it? _______________________
Congratulations! you have just increased resilience and made structural improvements in your brain.