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Robert Emmons, PhD., has conducted a number of studies on how keeping a gratitude journal can have a huge impact on the way people approach their lives.In 2003, Emmons ran a study that revealed keeping a weekly gratitude journal made a huge difference to how positively the subjects viewed their lives as a whole and how they felt about the upcoming week, compared with others who only recorded neutral, or stressful details.

Those who recorded positive events in their gratitude journal were not only more happy with their lives and optimistic about the future, but they also reported far less negative physical symptoms—showing that gratitude can improve your health and how your body feels.In another study, young people who kept a daily gratitude.

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