How to Overcome Anxiety Before It Overtakes You
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According to the March 1-3, Harris Poll, the annual “Stress in America” survey found that more American adults rated inflation and the Russia-Ukraine situation as major stressors than any other issue in the poll’s entire 15-year history.

American adults reported feeling emotionally overwhelmed and fatigued, with 87% agreeing it “feels like there has been a constant stream of crises without a break for the past two years.”

What is the Antidote?
Gratitude is the thankful appreciation of things received, whether tangible or intangible. It helps you and me connect with something outside ourselves, often transcendent and more extensive than we are. Being grateful for people and other blessings makes me more content and helps me rewire my brain to be more optimistic.

Expressing gratitude is probably the most effective way to push fear, anxiety, and sadness out of your mind and replace it with good things.

Here are four benefits of actively expressing gratitude.

Here are the four benefits of actively expressing gratitude

  1. Thankfulness will boost your immune system, helping your body fight off infection.
  2. Gratitude significantly lowers your risk of causing or amplifying mental health issues.
  3. A thankful attitude strengthens you when you are under stress.
  4. Thankfulness develops resilience and helps you flourish when others fail.

So, what are some gratefulness exercises you can begin today to build your resilience, improve your health, and lower your stress?

Here are five ways you can use gratitude as a powerful stress buster.

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