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Practice Daily Thankfulness

thankful-signBy Joanie LaFemina

Researchers at UC Davis Emmons Lab have found that people who kept gratitude journals:

  • Exercised more regularly
  • Reported fewer physical complaints
  • Experienced better sleep quality and duration
  • Felt a greater sense of connection to others
  • Were more likely to have made progress toward important personal goals
  • Had higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness, and energy
  • Felt better about their lives as a whole

Wouldn’t you like to reap the benefits listed above? Well, you can! Find a convenient size journal to carry and start taking note of items you are thankful for…

This is the perfect month to begin the habit. Keep it simple.

How to start:

Step 1: Pay attention. Was your lunch today really tasty? Did you hear a great song while driving around? Did Mother Nature paint a beautiful picture in the sunset or clouds that made you pause and take note?

Step 2: Write it down. Each day, start with one or two lines…write down one thing that you are grateful for…

Recording your gratitude is quick and easy, only two to five minutes per day. This is such a small amount of time to spend on something that can give you tremendous happiness and health benefits.

Be thankful for something every day. Hometown is thankful for each and every loyal Hometown customer and our wonderful associates.

If you would like to join our Hometown family, call one of our licensed agents today. We write with many different companies and we are thankful to represent them:

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Call 1-800-568-SAVE (7283) today or email service@hometowninsurance.com  to obtain a no obligation quote for your home, auto, umbrella, life and health or business!

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