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EFT for gratitude

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  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can help you rid your mind of negative thoughts and emotions, facilitating gratitude
  • EFT is especially helpful on those days when you feel like nothing is going right or you’ve received bad news
  • EFT can be invaluable in helping to free you from negativity, leaving room for feelings of gratitude to surface
  • Gratitude is associated with life satisfaction and multiple health benefits, in part because gratitude may lead to better psychological health and an increase in healthy activities
  • Gratitude is known to facilitate improvements in healthy eating and benefits depression by enhancing self-esteem and well-being

Nurturing an attitude of gratitude is a simple way to bring more joy, well-being and even physical health to your life. From being thankful to appreciating kindnesses and recognizing all the good in your life, gratitude is the act of recognizing all that has value in your life (and this has nothing to do with monetary worth).

Feelings of gratitude are linked to brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex, brain regions associated with moral cognition, value judgment and theory of mind, according to a study in Frontiers in Psychology, which helps explain why gratitude leads to benefits in mental health and interpersonal relationships.

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