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Day 28: The Power of Gratitude

Dr. Rick Scott discusses simple daily practices to give gratitude and feel grateful, and how such practices are scientifically proven to improve mood and outlook.

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Summary

Dr. Rick Scott discusses topics including:

  • How being grateful requires us to adopt a “different lens” than the one with which we typically view the world
  • Simple practices to feel grateful and express gratitude to others
  • The emotional and physical benefits of building a daily practice around gratitude

Journaling Assignment

Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.

Questions for Journaling:

  • When is the last time you felt grateful or gave gratitude to another?
  • What are the three things for which you are most grateful?
  • Who are you most grateful for, and how can you show them your gratitude today (a call, email, or kind word)?
  • On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your pain today?