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20 Science-Backed Benefits of Gratitude

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 2 of 21: Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest benefits of being grateful is that you’ll be granted a better outlook on life. In one study from the University of Miami, psychologists found that people who wrote down the things they were thankful for during the week proved to be the most optimistic, compared to those who wrote about the things that bothered them and those who simply wrote about daily occurrences neither positive nor negative.

1. It makes you more optimistic.

Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest benefits of being grateful is that you’ll be granted a better outlook on life. In one study from the University of Miami, psychologists found that people who wrote down the things they were thankful for during the week proved to be the most optimistic, compared to those who wrote about the things that bothered them and those who simply wrote about daily occurrences neither positive nor negative.

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