Today on the show we celebrated Thank God It’s Monday Day! Today we are reminded to be grateful for the things we have, especially in the workplace.
So, are you wondering how you can be grateful at work? Forbes.com gave us some suggestions:
- Keep a gratitude list. Take a few moments every day to make a list of the things you’re grateful for: The free coffee at work, a co-worker that’s always in a good mood, a success you had with your boss, etc. Write them down in a journal for safekeeping. At the end of each week, review your list and appreciate all the things you’ve got going for you.
- Write a thank you note. Make someone’s day by leaving a thank you note for them at their desk with things you appreciate about them, or even just a sticky note on their monitor. This is a great exercise because not only will you experience the benefits of gratitude, but the person who receives your note will as well!
- Use your commute well. When you’re going home at the end of the day, it’s easy to think back to all the things that didn’t go as planned. Instead, make the choice to use your time to appreciate the things that did go right, and look for the opportunities you have in front of you. This will set you up to take advantage of those opportunities when you return to work the next day.
Gratitude is the act of focusing your attention and your energy on the things that you appreciate about your experience, making those things an active part of your awareness when your brain might have filtered them into the background before. When you make the good things happening a more active part of your experience by appreciating them on a deeper level, your whole experience becomes better and the negative things tend not to bother you so much.
The benefits of gratitude are extensive. Research has found that those who practice gratitude experience the following benefits:
- You’ll reduce your stress levels.
- You’ll experience greater career success.
- You’ll have higher self-esteem.
- You’ll have better relationships.
- You’ll be more empathetic and less aggressive.
- You’ll have better physical health.
- You’ll be more optimistic about the future and more positive about your life as a whole.
See the entire article HERE.
We also shared some amazing Bible verses about gratitude. See the list HERE.
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