Studies: Gratitude Improves Well-Being On Day-To-Day Basis

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — New research proves once again that feelings of gratitude improve a person’s sense of well-being.

The College of William & Mary says one of its psychology professors has published two papers showing the connection on a day-to-day level.

Professor John Nezlek’s research found that adults in Poland experienced reduced stress if they recorded what they’re grateful for each day.

A second-study using William & Mary students showed similar results on a day-to-day level. But daily gratitude didn’t necessarily translate to well-being on a deeper level. That type of well-being involves understanding one’s life and purpose in the world.

Nevertheless, Nezlek says the positive effect of daily gratitude is reason enough to “remember your blessings.”

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