Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyHyperhidrosisTeam

Practicing Gratitude With Hyperhidrosis

Posted on November 27, 2019

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with hyperhidrosis doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might find gratefulness in a glimmer of beauty, a positive emotion, someone's smile, a favorite show. Finding something to be thankful for, whether great or small, can help calm your mind and lift your mood.

The evidence of 15 years of research shows that in general, an attitude of gratitude may benefit one's daily well-being, and not just in psychological ways. Some study results even indicate that thankfulness may support physical health as well – improving sleep and heart health, for two examples. Research still has many questions to answer. Are grateful people healthier? Or are healthier people just more grateful? Perhaps people with a thankful perspective on the world are more likely to eat a healthy diet, exercise, follow their doctor’s recommendations, or less likely to smoke? Even with all of the questions that still exist about the impact of gratitude, thankfulness does seem to be connected with better quality of life. Don’t we all want some of that?

Some days, living with hyperhidrosis can make it hard to feel thankful. Excessive sweating and related social concerns may be frustrating and make daily tasks more challenging. Like most things in life, gratitude can get easier with practice. Setting aside time to practice gratitude can help you get in the habit of looking for things to be thankful for.

Here are some practical ways you can harness positivity in your life:

  • Keep a gratitude journal. Each day, spend five minutes writing about three things that went well for you and why you think they happened.
  • Send thank you notes for gifts or kind acts.
  • For special dear ones, write a letter of gratitude detailing all the ways you are thankful for them.
  • Engage in spiritual acts such as counting blessings or giving thanks.
  • List a few important, positive events in your life, then reflect on what life would have been like without them.
  • Take a short break from a favorite thing – a dessert, a beverage, a type of music, a show – and then when you come back to it again, you’ll remember how much you love it.

Imagine a jar where you could place one thought of gratitude. What would it be? Share what you're grateful for with fellow MyHyperhidrosisTeam members in the comments below.

A MyHyperhidrosisTeam Member said:

I journal

posted 5 months ago

hug (1)

Recent articles

Thousands of members of MyHyperhidrosisTeam connect with one another and read each other's...

Four Books About Hyperhidrosis You Should Read

Thousands of members of MyHyperhidrosisTeam connect with one another and read each other's...
Article written by Laurie BergerArticle written by Annie KellerThe excessive sweating of...

Keeping Cool with Hyperhidrosis

Article written by Laurie BergerArticle written by Annie KellerThe excessive sweating of...
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Hyperhidrosis

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as...
Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Hyperhidrosis

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made...
Living with hyperhidrosis may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and...

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Hyperhidrosis

Living with hyperhidrosis may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and...
We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have...

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Hyperhidrosis. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have...
Scalp sweating – also known as cranial hyperhidrosis - can be more obvious than other types of...

Scalp Sweating and Hyperhidrosis

Scalp sweating – also known as cranial hyperhidrosis - can be more obvious than other types of...
Hyperhidrosis can make navigating the workplace challenging. If you’ve ever worried about the...

Working and Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis can make navigating the workplace challenging. If you’ve ever worried about the...
There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in...

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Hyperhidrosis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in...
Living with hyperhidrosis can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find...

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with hyperhidrosis can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find...
MyHyperhidrosisTeam My hyperhidrosis Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MyHyperhidrosisTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with hyperhidrosis. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about hyperhidrosis sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MyHyperhidrosisTeam My hyperhidrosis Team

Thank you for signing up.

close