Thanking someone is a very powerful form of appreciation. Sometimes, we just really need to hear ‘thank you’ and sometimes we don’t even realise that’s what we are desperate to hear. Being thanked often motivates us, as we know what we are spending our time and effort doing is paying off. Did you know saying ‘Thank you’ more can: 

1.Strengthens relationships: other than showing others that you have good manners, being appreciative of what others do for you, allows the other person to understand that you have good intentions, thus, are more likely to then seek an ongoing relationship.

2.Research has shown that being thankful and grateful strengthens your physical health: it has been found that people who are thankful exercise more often, go to their yearly check-ups and experience less aches and pains.

3.Your psychological health improves: Gratitude has been shown to increase happiness and reduce depression.

4.You will become more empathetic and less aggressive: People who are high on gratitude are more sensitive and empathetic towards others and less likely to retaliate, even when receiving negative feedback.

5.Improve sleep habits: Writing before you sleep in a journal what your favourite part of the day was, what made you happy etc., has been proven to increase positivity and help with sleep.

6.Self-esteem increases: Being thankful reduces social comparisons and you feel less jealous and less resentful towards others.