November 2020 Stall Talk
Student Health and Wellness Programs
Stall Talk: Gratitude
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E mahalo käkou i ka mea loa‘a. (Let us be thankful for what we have.)
‘A‘ohe lokomaika‘i i nele i ka päna‘i. (No kind heart lacks a reward.)
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has
Why Gratitude Matters
- Feeling grateful boosts happiness and fosters both physical and psychological health, even among those already struggling with mental health problems.
- Practicing gratitude curbs the use of words expressing negative emotions and shifts inner attention away from resentment and envy. This minimizes the possibility of ruminating, which is a hallmark of depression.
Tips to Practice Gratitude:
- Keep a journal of or in some way note big and little joys of daily life.
- Write down "three good things"—identify three things that have gone well for you and identify the cause.
- Write thank-you notes to others.
- Think about people who have inspired you and what about them was most significant.
- Engage in "mental subtraction." Imagine what your life would be like if some positive event had not occurred.
- 11/6 6:00-8:00 pm Munchies & a Movie
- 11/13 12-1:30 pm Stress Relief Journaling
- 11/18 11-12:30 pm Letters of Gratitude
Other important Reminders:
- 11/14 5:00 pm Anti-stigma Project is due
- 11/18 12-1:30 pm QPR Training
- 11/26: Happy Thanksgiving!
- 11/27: Native American Heritage Day
Start each day with a grateful heart...
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