Struggling to keep your relationship? Try to express gratitude, which might not only boost your relationship, but also enhance your emotional as well as physical well being, a study has found.
As we periodically boost our immune system through vaccines, we can boost our relationships and mental state by expressing gratitude to our partners on a regular basis, the researchers said.
Manifestations of gratitude are often a response to others’ actions of generosity — in the event you get an act of kindness, or a present from someone, you reciprocate by demonstrating gratitude, sometimes freely, to emphasize the giver’s altruistic action.
Gratitude is not the same emotion from happiness as it so frequently comes in the actions of another individual.
“To experience gratitude, one must receive a message, and interpret the message,” said Stephen M. Yoshimura from the National Communication Association — a US-based not-for-profit.
“Gratitude and many positive social, emotional, and wellness states, for example an elevated likelihood of assisting others, confidence, exercise, and decreased reports of physical symptoms consistently associate,” Yoshimura said.
In addition, those who experience and express gratitude have reported fewer symptoms of better quality of sleep, more exercise, and physical sickness.
Various studies have also shown that expressing and experiencing gratitude increases life optimism, energy, hope and satisfaction.
Moreover, in addition, it leads to decreased levels of anxiety, depression, envy and job-related stress and burnout, the researchers noted.