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Gratitude as Anxiety Antidote

Did You know cultivating and having a gratitude attitude is very ancient advice?

 “Show yourselves thankful,” wrote Paul. (lawyer, apostle, Colossians 3:15)

(As well as very relevant-modern advice for anxiety.)

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.” – Zig Ziglar

If we are busy counting our positives in life, our blessings: perhaps, we are less consumed, anxious, and hyper-focused on what we lack. Try it! and compile your own research, your own personal evidence.

“Trying to think of things you are grateful for forces you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. This simple act increases serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex.” Dr. Alex Korb, Upward Spiral. 

Simple? Spiral? Step forward toward gratitude and away from anxiety.

 

Gratitude as Anxiety Antidote


Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). info@mentalhealthhumor.com


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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2019). Gratitude as Anxiety Antidote. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2019/11/gratitude-as-anxiety-antidote/

 

Last updated: 28 Nov 2019
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