Gratitude has been proven to actually change your brain (for the better). Various peer-reviewed studies have shown the tremendous effects of a gratitude practice on the brain, specifically increasing determination, lessening depression, increasing levels of energy, and a longer attention span. It has also been shown that people with a gratitude practice tend to be happier and less depressed. Try it out for yourself! Practice gratitude daily this month and watch your world shift.
Studies have shown that spending time in nature helps our brain to relax, be more creative, heighten our senses, improve mood, decrease brooding, reduce anxiety, increase our attention span, and even improve memory. Just spending at least 20 minutes in nature or looking out a window can help you start reaping some of these benefits. But, the more the better. We recommend taking a 60-90 minute nature walk (with phone off) once a week.