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Thankful Hearts, Thriving Brains: How Gratitude Reshapes Your Mind

My name is Jim Kwik, the founder of Kwik Brain Universe, author of the best-selling book LIMITLESS and host of the #1 brain performance podcast, Kwik Brain. I am a world leading expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left me learning-challenged, I made it my life’s mission to create strategies to dramatically enhance mental performance. Once I was able to turn my own learning challenges around, I dedicated my life to helping people like you unleash your true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

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How can you use gratitude to improve not only your mood, but your overall cognitive performance?

Gratitude is something we’ve talked about quite a bit on this show. You already know that being grateful is good for your mental health. It lowers stress and anxiety, while building resilience and deepening your relationships. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible benefits to your brain health and overall cognitive performance.

I want to do something special on today’s episode. As we enter the season for giving, I want to take a moment to dive into the science behind gratitude and highlight the many ways it can improve your brain.

When you practice gratitude, it can change the molecular structure of your brain. It helps you make better decisions, achieve more, and increase productivity, all while providing you with peace of mind. And in a chaotic world, calm becomes one of the most valuable currencies. Listen in as I give you practical things you can do every day to help you grow more of the things you appreciate.

I invite you to join me in a world of limitless learning possibilities. Through my revolutionary Kwik Brain accelerated learning programs, I’ll guide you towards rapid growth and extraordinary achievements by unlocking the secrets of productivity, memory enhancement, confidence-building, and more. Unleash your true genius at http://kwikbrain.com and use code PODCAST15 at checkout for an exclusive 15% discount on any of our transformative courses as a thank you for being a loyal listener.

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**This week’s show notes are taken from the video — enjoy!**

  • Practicing gratitude can physically do this to the brain. [1:29]
  • Gratitude can improve these cognitive areas. [2:58]
  • It can also improve this. [3:26]
  • When you’re grateful, it helps you appreciate this. [4:37]
  • You can start incorporating gratitude in these elements of your day. [5:06]
  • The positive emotions you feel with expressing gratitude are because of this. [6:49]
  • Gratitude is key when it comes to regulating this. [7:35]
  • You can do this simple trick every morning to boost your appreciation and gratitude. [8:21]
  • These incredible effects of gratitude can be long-lasting. [9:25]
  • If you need to change your perspective on how to embrace gratitude, do this exercise. [10:00]
  • The Mayo Clinic has shown gratitude helps with these areas. [10:49]
  • Gratitude doesn’t just make you happier. It does this, too. [11:31]
  • If you want to practice gratitude more in your daily life, just remember this word. [13:57]
  • Ask yourself this question to narrow your gratitude focus. [15:03]
  • Improving this can help you find more to appreciate in your daily activities. [16:21]
  • You have to do this to fully experience all the powerful benefits of gratitude. [17:19]
  • When you do this, you can take gratitude to a profound new level. [18:02]
  • Gratitude builds this, which helps you connect with others. [18:55]
  • Make sure you take time out of your day to do this one exercise. [19:53]
  • Take a screenshot, tag me (@JimKwik), and share one thing you’re grateful for.
  • I’ll pick two of my favorites and gift a copy of my new book, Limitless Expanded.
  • As a special thank you, we’re offering a special discount on our premier Kwik Reading program to our loyal podcast listeners. Visit our website for more details.
  • If you haven’t ordered your copy of Limitless Expanded, grab your copy, here.

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