You’ll improve your health:
Notice the things you have to be grateful for. Whether it’s writing a thank-you note to a client, saying “thank you” to a coworker, or simply reflecting on small wins of the day, practicing gratitude can have enormous mental and physical benefits.
For instance, cultivating gratitude is proven to enhance empathy, happiness and feelings of well-being. It also eliminates toxic emotions like envy, resentment and regret. If things aren’t going your way, flip your perspective. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, take a moment to acknowledge all that you have.
You’ll improve relationships:
Have an attitude of gratitude. Trust us, people will notice and gravitate toward you. Not only is it good manners to say, “thank you,” it also fosters connections. People remember and appreciate the thoughtfulness behind those simple words.
After an interview, be sure to send a thank you note or email. If you manage a team, expressing gratitude can help employees work harder and elevate their motivation. Open the networking floodgates through appreciating every relationship, acquaintance, contact and coworker.
When you think beyond Thanksgiving, and start to practice Thanks-living, the results might just motivate you all year-round.
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