Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

May 31, 2023

Gratitude is one of our three guiding values at GTS Financial. We incorporate it into our meetings, our company, and our lives. We love when clients share how they are inspired to express gratitude through little reminders like this one:

Practicing gratitude can be so beneficial in all areas of life, especially in times of stress and uncertainty. Gratitude invites positive emotions that can have physical benefits through the immune or endocrine systems. Research shows that when we think about what we appreciate, the parasympathetic or calming part of the nervous system is triggered. This can have protective benefits for the body—including decreasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increasing oxytocin, the bonding hormone involved in relationships that make us feel good.

These are a few quick tips to get started today and practice gratitude in your own life:

  • Write thank you notes
  • Use your GTS Financial Gratitude Journal to write down one thing you're grateful for each day
  • Follow-up with family and friends
  • Give back to your family, friends, and community
  • Pay kindnesses forward

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