Business Leadership Means Practicing Gratitude
The saying, count your blessings, is a common one you’ve likely heard or said to your children. Practicing gratitude or counting your blessings pays off in business leadership too. Personally, I didn’t always like using a journal and found it rather silly to daily write out my ‘gratitude’s. After all, how much could they change daily I wondered. You may feel like I did but it’s paid off in big time giving me better health and well-being.
Start by listing a handful of things you’re grateful for and notice the calm that comes over you, how your attitude adjusts to a higher more optimistic level and allows you to put everything into perspective easier.
Multiple studies have shown that people, who use a gratitude journal feel happier, are more optimistic, are more active, and have fewer health issues especially physical. Gratitude is called the moon-enhancer that comes free to you just for the asking. What better tool than something that comes without a price tag and is available 24/7.
Are You Looking To Have A Daily Boost Of Happiness As A Business Leader?
Using these three Daily Gratitude Exercises can help you develop a gratitude habit in your life.
1. Spend about 2-3 minutes daily writing down what you’re grateful for.
Journal the little thing in your life whether its’ the roof over your head, the cup of coffee you have to drink you start feeling lighter and more happy. As you jot them down, you can also mentally say them.
While these are little things, when all pulled together saying, “I am grateful for…..” each one of these and the countless small things will lighten your mood, ease your heart, and improve your health.
Gratitude converts say it sets their entire day on a success path, while expert gratitude users include a 2-3 minute grateful session before falling asleep report it improves the quality of their sleep.
2. Find one thing that stands out each day that you are grateful for. Maybe it’s your child’s laugh as they played with your neighbor’s new puppy or the big contract that came your way. Relive this event in your mind, how you felt, the sounds of happiness, and in some cases the relief you felt when it all came together. You can state your gratitude softly in your mind or verbally throughout the day.
3. Have a gratitude friend. Often it’s your spouse or best friend also a business partner or mentor are ideal too. Share 2-3 little things you’re grateful for.
Brian Tracy says, “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
As a leading motivator in the business world, Brian’s statement holds a deeper meaning. He is sharing that we can achieve our goals but we have to step forward with what I grace of attitude. We can’t reach that bigger place in our business if we don’t first choose to be there within ourselves.
Create your own gratitude mindfulness exercise. Many mindfulness applications have reminders that you set to help you stop and center yourself. This can be renewing your energy during long days working within you company or business.
Practicing gratitude pays, it’s the single best thing you can do to be more successful and healthy in your life.
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