I keep a gratitude list

Most days, I note something on my Google calendar that I’m grateful for.  It keeps me positive.

Lately, I’ve also been participating in a website trackyourhappiness.org.  They send you random texts during the day, asking you what you’re doing, with whom, how you’re feeling, etc.  After a while, they tally your responses.

Seems I’m happiest at the gym!  Not surprising, according to the Wall Street Journal; click for an online “gratitude test!”:

Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not, according to studies conducted over the past decade. They’re also less likely to be depressed, envious, greedy or alcoholics. They earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections.

Merry Christmas!  Be grateful!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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