Gratitude is life changing!
Gratitude has literally changed my life! It has changed my health! It has changed my perspective!
Perhaps you’re thinking, “those are some pretty huge claims about gratitude, Dr. Dae”. Amazingly, they are completely true. Let me share an example with you.
Recently, I’ve had difficulty sleeping. The root cause of the problem, not surprisingly….stress. It is an honor that you trust me with your health and are referring people to our practice. I take the health of every one of my patients as a very serious responsibility. As I have more practice members, it is important for each one to get the same personalized and individualized care. I was feeling stressed about getting the right staff so I can manage a bigger office and practice, while still providing the same level of care. It was literally keeping me up at night. After a few weeks of this, I had to find a solution because it was impacting my ability function day to day. If you have ever had sleep issues, you know exactly how I was feeling.
What changed my stress level?
Resetting my gratitude meter about the practice. There were two key elements. The first was I reached out to people that had grown their practices much bigger than mine. YEP you guessed it. I reached out to my mentors. Just like I mentor each of you in our programs, I also need mentoring to learn how to better serve you.
The second thing I did was listen to testimonials of our practice members. I was filled with such gratitude to hear how we help people on their journeys to have better health, renewed energy to play with their grandchildren again, be able to travel when they couldn’t before, fit into their sexy clothes and dance again because they can move without pain. Of course, reduction and/or elimination of medications and preventative procedures and surgeries are also important results that our practice members experience.
This is the power of gratitude!
In the last 20 years, there has been so much research about the power of gratitude to change the hearts and minds of people that are dealing with illness and disease. This is one of my favorite studies because it shows so many ways that gratitude changes your life. If you follow me, you probably have seen this list before.
The University of California, Berkeley has studied over 1,000 people who have been keeping gratitude journals. They have found that gratitude brings the following benefits:
People have stronger immune systems
People are less bothered by aches and pains
People have lower blood pressure
People exercise more and take better care of their health
People sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking
People have higher levels of positive emotions
People are more alert, alive, and awake
People have more joy and pleasure
People have more optimism and happiness
People are more helpful, generous, and compassionate
People are more forgiving
People are more outgoing
People feel less lonely and isolated
If you are suffering with any of these symptoms then my prescription for you is to start a daily gratitude practice. If you don’t know what that is or how to do it then we can help you learn how to do that.
One great way is to purchase our 2019 monthly calendar. Presales of the wonderful calendar are available NOW until November 22nd. Click here to preorder.
If you are more of challenge person, try our 30 Days of Gratitude program to improve your health and attitude.
If you haven’t guessed it, this month’s theme is gratitude and thanksgiving creates the sweetest life.
To Your One Sweet Life,
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