World Gratitude Day is observed on September 21 every year. This day gives all individuals, societies, organizations, and countries a chance to celebrate the occasion of gratitude and give thanks to each other.
Do you know the origin of World Gratitude Day?
The idea to celebrate World Gratitude Day came first in 1965 during a Thanksgiving dinner in the meditation room of the United Nations building. Sri Chinmoy, an Indian spiritual leader, and meditation teacher, suggested a day of gratitude that the whole world could celebrate together.With that, each member present decided to hold a gratitude gathering each year in their country on September 21. Then, in 1977 a group that ran the meditation room requested a resolution that would give recognition for World Gratitude Day. This happened at the New York Headquarters during a special ceremony that honored Sri Chinmoy for his work. Ever since then, World Gratitude Day has been observed annually worldwide.
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is the awareness and expression of the of blessings that one has in the form of qualities, lessons, people, achievements, possessions, support, privileges, experiences, and gifts.
Gratitude is often related to humility, generosity, and mindfulness.
Gratitude has several positive health benefits:
-Feel more positive emotions
-Build healthier relationships
-Increase in self-esteem
-Reduces depressive symptoms
-Helps in substance abuse recovery
It’s quite surprising, isn’t it? Something as simple as being grateful for what we have and receive can have a multitude of positive impacts. But, at the same time, it’s very obvious. In moments of genuine, overflowing happiness, we have felt grateful.
In daily life, we must see that is it not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy – Brother David Steindl-Rast
So, having a day of gratitude is another reason to feel grateful in our lives. Now, let’s explore some ways that Drona our founder & CEO thinks she can celebrate World Gratitude Day, on September 21, and every day. Being a woman herself, she feels one way is by forwarding gratitude to amazing women she has met and advocating for women mental health. Hence publishing this article written by Dr Subashini.
Women mental health – Reset just before it shut
Recently more, young girls are experiencing mental health concerns.Nearly 3 times as many young women as young men (26%) have a common mental disorder, such as anxiety or depression. PTSD aﬀects 1 in 7 young women (16–24) compared to 3.6% of young men.
Why are women more likely to experience problems like anxiety or depression speciﬁcally? Reasons, such as the woman’s health being predisposed by an abusive family member or any stressful incident at work, may fuel to her anxiety. Relationship-related concerns have gained popularity on TikTok and may have accelerated the development anxiety disorders.
If you find your everyday overwhelming, remember the following.
- It’s usually a good idea to take things gradually. You’ve realised that you’re feeling emotionally overburdened; this could interfere with your regular activities and damage your relationships with family and friends. It’s OK not to feel OK. Breakdown your task and write it down. If you think your stress is unmanageable, therefore you must understand and reach out to experts.
- You now have a clear vision of how to resolve the issues, either on your own or with someone else’s assistance. You may be burdened by any kind of issue. When you ﬁnd the appropriate source, everything has a solution. When you have the answer, slowly implement it to build your conﬁdence before returning to yourself.
- Try to focus on the day ﬁrst if the week is too much for you. Think about an hour and make slow progress if the day is diﬃcult. In this approach, everything will be done eﬀectively.
Anxiety and despair may worsen until they reach a point where one can lose consciousness or experience a mental arrest if you are stressed out and try to complete everything at once. Therefore, when women ﬁnd it tough to tackle a work as before, they need to learn how to break it down. Avoid glorifying multitasking, remember, one task at a time!
In fact, when women understand what is wrong with them and acknowledge it to either a qualiﬁed healthcare expert or a reliable person, they need to be aware of the warning signs that indicate a worsening of their the condition.