Whether youâ€™re grateful for a walk in nature, your good health or the comfort of family and friends â€“ this is the season to give thanks. But itâ€™s also a time of year that can trigger the â€˜holiday bluesâ€™ â€“ when feelings of stress and anxiety can be overwhelming and can cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment. One â€˜happiness strategyâ€™ is to adopt an â€˜attitude for gratitudeâ€™ â€“ that is, to count oneâ€™s blessings. We spoke to UC Riversideâ€™s Sonja Lyubomirsky, one of the nationâ€™s leading experts on the topic of happiness. She describes a study they conducted in which people were directed to record what they were grateful for in their daily lives. Have a listen.
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