The Scientific Benefits of Cultivating and Expressing Gratitude

Science shows gratitude can help optimize performance across the many domains of Total Force Fitness. The infographic below shows some of the researched benefits of gratitude on your military wellness, resilience, mental health, and performance optimization. To learn more about how you can cultivate gratitude, check out HPRC’s Gratitude Calendar and our article on the benefits of counting your blessings.

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Published on: July 8, 2021

The Scientific Benefits of Cultivating and Expressing Gratitude.

Research shows cultivating gratitude can help you and others be happier, experience greater life satisfaction, have less symptoms of depression and anxiety, have more energy, engage in healthier activities, sleep longer, and wake up refreshed. In addition, it can help you be more resilient, grow from trauma, protect against burnout, have stronger relationships, feel more loved, supported, committed, satisfied, and valued. Cultivating gratitude also can help you and others boost motivation and performance, work harder, feel more fulfilled, identify and solve problems, build character, be more likely to offer help, and be more trusting and trustworthy.

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