As we get ready to celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving it’s a perfect time to be reminded how important having gratitude is beneficial for our brain health.
Grat·i·tude- noun- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Modern science has allowed us to recognize that gratitude actually does change the neural structures in the brain. This is a superpower as it makes us feel happier, can turn negative emotions to positive ones, judgment into compassion, hate or fear into love in addition to many more positive benefits.
Check out this article to learn more. https://positivepsychology.com/neuroscience-of-gratitude/
However you are going to celebrate this joyful holiday whether with family, friends, or enjoying some solitude, reminding yourself what you have to be grateful for will maximize the quality of the experience.
Wishing everyone a healthy, peaceful and grateful holiday!