Here are a list of Studies showing a positive correlation between Gratitude Practice and Health. Neuromuscular Disorders and Heart Health are just some of the examples.
In the book Thanks, Emmons recommends these steps:
1. Keep a journal daily, recording in writing what you are grateful for.
2. Remember the bad. A mental comparison of how bad it was and how much better it is now really helps.
3. Three questions to ask yourself:
What have I received from ______?
What have I given to ________?
What troubles and difficulty have I caused ____?
4. Come to your “senses.” Count bodily related blessings: being able to see, hear, walk, eat, etc.
5. Use visual reminders, like pictures of loved ones or scenes of nature.
6. Make a vow to practice gratitude.
7. Watch your language. Negative talk undermines the gratitude practice.
8. Go through the motions. Feelings follow words and actions.
9. Think outside the box. Think of the non-obvious things to be grateful for.