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    According to Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, positive emotions wear off quickly. We respond excitedly to newness. So when new jobs become routine, romance turns to work, and moving to a new place turns into familiarity, we try to find novelty elsewhere. But the cycle repeats itself and feelings eventually wear off. Emmons discovered that this is why practicing gratitude is so important because it allows us to appreciate the present. Rather than becoming mere spectators and believing that the grass is always greener on the other side, gratitude pushes us to participate in our lives to find and celebrate the good times. Psych2Go shares with you 5 tips to practice gratitude to get through the day:

    4. Don’t analyze too much. Instead, allow things to just be.

    Sometimes, there’s not always an explanation for the events that happen in our lives. So, don’t try to pick apart every situation. This will only drive you nuts and make you feel drained, rather than help you move forward. Don’t allow yourself to live in the past. Instead, focus on the present and enjoy things as they come. If an opportunity comes your way that will enhance your life for the better, don’t be too skeptical about where it came from or why it suddenly…

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