60 Seconds a Day Can Make You 25% Happier

Yes, 60-seconds, that’s all it takes –along with a little bit of thought.

This week Andrew published a blog post on Medium about his experience with gratitude meditation and how it changed his life.

Here are the basics.

Take a minute to try this, it’s simple. Really, really simple.

Gratitude meditation — when you wake up and when you go to bed.

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That’s it. You just “meditated” in less than 60 seconds.

Each one of us sets out to live our lives encompassed in the values that make us who we are. But we often get lost. We set goals for ourselves baed on what others want from us–what society wants from us.

One thing most of us have in common is that we all cherish our happiness. What meditation does is it brings our focus back to what we truly want, and what makes us who we are.

But to take time meditate everyday, is that really necessary? YES.

One of Andrew’s favorite quotes is “you are not what you do, you are what you do consistently.”

By that he means the habits we commit to are what truly make us who we are. So if you want to be a happier, more positive and mindful person, you need to actively take the time to put things in perspective and take control over your mindset.

And let’s be honest, this gratitude meditation is so easy, there’s no making excuses as to why you can’t fit it into your schedule.

Andrew’s article already has thousands of readers on Medium and is going viral, so don’t miss out! Read the full article here.

Three of our all-time favorite posts on Gratitude

There’s a reason why we dedicate a time of the year to giving thanks. Often, Thanksgiving is viewed as some time off from work, to eat without the guilt and shop for your favorite items at bargain prices. We often get caught up with the external and forget the importance of what’s actually being celebrated on that last Thursday of November: Gratitude.

So why do we still celebrate something that started hundreds of years ago as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest? It might be due to the fact that showing gratitude makes us feel good inside, and according to several studies (see below), it’s even beneficial for our health. It seems like society still believes in the power of being thankful, and has managed to keep this tradition around to keep enriching people’s hearts.

We decided to point your attention to a few of our favorite articles/videos that showcase why gratitude is so powerful and why we should bring it into our lives more frequently than just this special Holiday. Read, watch and listen to all this great content that will surely remind you why you should be saying thanks more often and showing your appreciation towards others:

Tips to Articulate your Appreciation for Someone you Care About

Helen Keller was quoted saying this when asked what feelings and emotions mean to her. As she says, your true feelings and emotions come from the heart, but sometimes they are hard to express and put into words. Articulating your appreciation for a friend, family member or significant other can seem like a challenge, but is also one you will never regret. To help you with this process we have put together a list of a few tips that are sure to make sharing your feelings easier to express and ultimately more genuine.

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Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Relationships

They say connection is why we are here. That connection is powerful and the key to true happiness will always involve those you care about. So why, in this day age, are most instances of it accomplished with an email or a text message? What happened to the true values of connection and meaning in relationships?

Experts, like Dr. Susan Baili,  say that instances of true and deep human connection are becoming more and more difficult to come across. It’s not to say that these principles are irrelevant or carry any less value, people just simply don’t know how to create or promote connections in our fast paced society.

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