Science tells us that recognizing, appreciating, and giving thanks for positive moments, people and things in our lives is healing. Gratitude makes us more resilient to stress, it helps us get along better with others, it helps us achieve more and be more helpful and generous to others.
Grateful people are less depressed and are more likely to be creative at work.
Gratitude promotes innovative thinking, flexibility, openness, curiosity and love of learning.
Gratitude increases your energy levels. increases your self-esteem and can even reduce pain.
People who practice gratitude sleep better and spend less time at the doctor’s office.
Gratitude has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and your relationships.
When you’re in a state of gratitude you are not in a state of or sadness or grief, you’re not lamenting, you’re not longing. You’re present to what matters to you. That’s delicious.
Gratitude is an affirmation of goodness. We get more of what we focus on and when we are focused on what’s good, what’s right and what’s possible it opens us up to more goodness.
Expressing gratitude at work improves morale, builds trust and makes you feel good. When your team knows how to use gratitude well, it becomes a powerful force for progress. My clients do an “Appreciation Circle” at the end of their meetings and people leave the (zoom) room feeling really good about the meeting and their colleagues. It builds team spirit.
Studies show that gratitude and appreciation are linked to improvements in productivity, profitability, quality, loyalty and safety.
Robert Emmons, author and psychologist and famous gratitude researcher says, “Gratitude is the ultimate performance enhancing substance.” WOW! That’s powerful.
Gratitude elevates your consciousness and raises your vibe! Vibe UP by being thankful.
Gratitude has SO many benefits to well-being that you’d be nuts NOT to practice it!
If you don’t have a practice of gratitude already, I invite you to start the day with 3-5 things you are grateful for and end the day reflecting back for 3 good things that happened that day and why. See what happens.
And try this – clearly, consistently and authentically express your gratitude at work and watch the magic happen there!
I am grateful for YOU!
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