Saying thank you for a good night’s sleep
According to researchers in a 2009 study conducted at the School of Psychology in Manchester, England, daytime personality traits such as neuroticism, anxiety, anger, and stress, negatively impact one’s quality of sleep. Conversely, positive personality traits, like expression of gratitude, can improve the quality of sleep.
People who fall asleep focusing on gratitude, the study says, sleep better and longer, and have a more positive outlook in the morning.
What do you have to lose? Go to sleep thankful.
Ten Wonderful Things
In my book Joy in Every Moment I suggest a variety of a simple gratitude practices. This is my favorite bedtime gratitude practice:
- As you fall asleep think of 10 Wonderful Things about the day that just passed.
- Be sure to look for small wonderful details, in addition to the big ticket items. You can feel just…
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