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Everyone knows that exercise promotes serotonin production but did you know that even thinking good stuff helps balance and promote your hormone production.
Turns out gratitude is very important to this process according to the author of The Hormone Cure, Dr Sara Gottfried.
I am on her e-mailing list and this info was in my inbox this morning. Dr Sara describes a process that is coined, What Went Well. Her friend, Jo Ilfeld PhD, shared it with her because there’s robust research behind it. The power it has is amazing in how fast this practice accelerates your hormonal reset.
She calls it a ‘happiness intervention,’ and it has its roots in Professor Martin Seligman’s work, the father of Positive Psychology, who can be found at the University of Pennsylvania.
Here is how you do it.
1. At the end of today, when you’re ready to go to bed, sit down with your journal, iPhone or any piece of paper. Write down 3 things that went well during your day and why. You might write that you had a nice visit with a girlfriend, or that you had fun singing the latest Macklemore song with your kid. Or the sun came out and you noticed how good it felt on your body. (Takes about 5 minutes.)
2. Repeat this every night for one week. (Total weekly investment: 35 minutes)
That’s it. Easy, right?
I am just learning about the power of hormones and the important role they play in our overall health. One of my new clients is actually dealing with a low T problem and wants to heal it without drugs (my kind of client). I am thrilled to be helping him and can’t wait to see how his life improves with the changes I have suggested. This practice will be in my list of do’s for him, I’ll describe it in my next session.
So along with the hormonal benefit, practicing gratitude is a wonderful, easy way to end your day. You go to sleep in a positive and relaxed state that will most definitely promote restful sleep, another key to healthy hormones.
Have a happy day! I am grateful for you…..
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