Gratitude And Their InFluence On Your Happiness
Incorporating gratitude into your everyday life. Keep a small list of the good things you have done and write them down. Read them and see how your emotions change.
Forgiveness. If you have intense and frequent negative thoughts about the past, it’s likely that these thoughts will block any positive emotions like contentment and satisfaction. Sometimes it might seem like there are good reasons for not forgiving and for holding on to bitterness. It might be especially difficult to forgive if you’ve been really hurt by someone. If you reach a point where you’re no longer feeling bitter, forgiveness can give you a much greater chance of moving on and enjoying life.
Acknowledgement: This fact sheet was originally developed by youth and staff at ReachOut.com, a website that helps teens get through tough times.