Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
We all know gratitude is important. If you’re a mother, you may remind your children to be grateful several times each day. However, gratitude goes beyond a quick thank you or a reminder to keep you content. Gratitude is a practice that can offer many health benefits for your body and mind.
Gratitude is an often overlooked tool that we access anytime to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.
Many studies have shown that practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on several areas of physical health. For example, one study followed individuals who kept a gratitude journal for 14 days. Afterward, they reported fewer headaches, clearer skin, less stomach pain, and reduced congestion. Another study found that gratitude helps to improve blood pressure, while another found it can help you fall asleep and sleep more soundly.
In your home or workplace, practice expressing gratitude to those around you and see how it may improve your relationships
How to Practice Gratitude
Developing a mindset of gratitude can take practice. The more you notice ways to be grateful in your day-to-day, the better you will feel mentally and physically. Here are a few ways to implement gratitude practice in your daily life.
A great time to practice gratitude is during your meditation practice. As you focus on your breathing, bring to mind the things you’re grateful for. Then, list things big and small that bring joy into your life.
Journaling is a great way to be intentional with your gratitude practice. Writing down 3-5 things you’re grateful for each day can help you create a habit of gratitude.
Sharing your gratitude with a partner or friends is a great way to strengthen your relationship, encourage positivity, and hold yourself accountable to your practice. Especially when you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or find yourself voicing negativity, speaking out something you’re grateful for can help you refocus and calm your mind and body.
Your initial treatment will begin with an assessment and analysis of your skin. We’ll discuss any specific concerns and establish your goals for treatment. From there, we will perform a combination of body and facial acupuncture to balance the skin from the inside. Afterward, you will experience calm, sculpted, and glowing skin.
The Pain Free Project
At Calm San Diego, gratitude is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognize the impact gratitude can have on our physical and mental well-being and on those around us. One of the ways we practice gratitude and give back is through The Pain Free Project.
Angela’s previous work as a social worker exposed her to several populations suffering from stress, trauma, and anxiety. It’s one of the main reasons she founded Calm and why she cares so deeply for each of her patients. Angela is an excellent example of how we can all find ways to give back!
Give Back With The Calm Community Program
The Calm Community Program was born from the work we do at the Pain Free Project. The program allows you to support the survivors of human trafficking in our city when you visit Calm San Diego. By joining, you’ll receive discounted treatments, supplements, and services, while providing treatment for a survivor to help them restore through holistic health.
Included in the membership:
- 2 Acucpunture visits (save 20%)
- 1 treatment for a survivor
- 10% off additional services
- Tax-deductible donations
Give Back by Donating a Treatment
Together with your help, we can support our community’s survivors and create a healthier and brighter future for us all.