Science Explains Why Grateful People are Happier

This has nothing to do with food or travel, Fish Markets and Japan but I wanted to get it up on one of my blogs. (Well, I only have two.) Since I’m updating here more than PixelBits (my original blog that’s been around foreverrrrrrr) I’m just going to leave this here.

Apparently it’s common knowledge that grateful people are generally happier — I had no idea. I just assumed grateful people are usually more positive and positivity attracts more positivity, leading to overall happy states. This may sound hokey and almost tree-hugger-hippie-nonsense but it turns out, there are scientific reasons.

First and foremost, it starts with understanding the heart and how it affects others:

  • the heart creates an elctromagnetic field that expands up to five feet from the body
  • this electrical field is 60 times stronger in amplitude that that of the brain source
  • with positive feelings, the heart’s frequency changes
  • with the changes, the waves become smoother and more consistent
  • anxiety and stress causes waves to be shorter and less organized
  • gratitude changes the heart’s rhythm easily and faster than any other feelings

The rhythm and frequency can rub off onto hearts and brains nearby – which is why positivity and happiness are contagious. So neat!

Gratitude, positivity and happiness are becoming – who doesn’t want to be around someone with good energy? – but not only that, a positive attitude and graciousness can change the way others feel too.

I loved this so much, I just had to share.
The original piece (that is extremely well written) is here, so make sure to check it out. A majority of this blog post is taken from that article, hopefully it’s not plagiarizing…


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