The science of relationships...⁠⁠

Expressing Gratitude

The simple act of expressing gratitude to a work colleague, friend, family member or partner costs nothing, takes little time or effort yet is often overlooked. ⁠ ⁠

Our subconscious is a master at looking for and picking up the faults, weakness and survival threats to our tribe, so it's no wonder we're more likely to favour criticism as our default. This is true when 'communicating with ourselves' too...⁠ ⁠

Many times science serves only to reinforce common sense, yet what use is common sense when it isn't acted upon? ⁠ ⁠

The great news... Over time we can re-train our brain to habitually look for the good more often. Initially, though like any new habit, this must be a conscious decision.⁠ ⁠ If you're looking for further social and scientific proof to the power of expressing gratitude to others, the book 'big potential' by @shawnachor is an excellent read.⁠ ⁠

So how bout it...⁠ ⁠

Can you think of someone you'd like to express a little gratitude to today?⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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