How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You HappierBook - 2007
The first major study of gratitude that shows how "wanting what we have" can measurably change people's lives.
Did you know that there is a crucial component of happiness that is often overlooked? Robert Emmons--editor-in-chief of the Journal of Positive Psychology --examines what it means to think and feel gratefully in Thanks ! and invites readers to learn how to put this powerful emotion into practice. Scientifically speaking, regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as much as 25 percent, while keeping a gratitude journal for as little as three weeks results in better sleep and more energy. But there's more than science to embrace here: Emmons also bolsters the case for gratitude by weaving in writings of philosophers, novelists, and theologians that illustrate all the benefits grateful living brings.
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