Get Happier With Gratitude
Most people know the saying, ‘you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone;’ but no one ever wants to experience it, because it means you’ve lost something. Gratitude is one powerful way to keep that classic saying from coming true and your feeling regret. Gratitude is so powerful because it helps you put things into perspective. You may be struggling with something in your life, but when you start comparing yourself to others, you realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side. In an effort to keep you in a positive, grateful mindset here are 5 ways to incorporate gratitude into your life.
#1. Write it down – Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to record the things that you’re grateful for every day. It’s also a great tool to go back to when you’re not feeling so positive to remind yourself of all that you have.
#2. Find the silver lining – Everything is a matter of perspective. Do you look at your glass as half full or half empty most of the time? Every situation has a silver lining, look for the good in it and appreciate that.
#3. A thank you goes a long way – Say thank you to the people that serve you every day, whether that be your barista, a taxi cab driver, hairdresser or babysitter. They will greatly appreciate your kindness.
#4. Show your love – Make sure the people closest to you; your wife or husband, your kids or others know how much they mean to you and how much they are an important part of your life.
#5. Show it on social media – Your reach is huge on social media, be that person that shares something positive on their timeline. You never know how you’re impacting others that may just need a little pick me up.
Now start impacting the world with your gratitude.
This article covers the gratitude and kindness pillars of the Living Happier @Work program.