Thanksgiving may be an American tradition - it takes place on the fourth Thursday of November - but its message of gratitude and thankfulness is one that we can benefit from every day. Gratitude as a daily habit can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.
According to Psychology Today, expressing gratitude daily can not only make you feel more positive about life, but it can decrease stress, improve relationships, increase energy and improve your mental health.
Feel like jumping on the grateful bandwagon or just need a reminder to express your gratitude? You can use your phone to find your daily dose of inspiration and happiness. Turn positive thinking into a habit with these four gratitude and happiness apps.
'Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.' - Oprah Winfrey
Happify is more than a gratitude journal. The happiness app aims at building better emotional health and wellbeing through in-app tools, programmes and games. This app has been going strong since 2013 and according to the company, 86% of users feel happier after just two months of using the app. The app has many features, but if you’re just looking to express gratitude you can do it through the short exercises provided.
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