Giving Thanks 365 Days a Year

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in ComLead

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and that means time for turkey, family, friends, and most importantly gratification. It is always amazingly ironic how a holiday that is centered on giving thanks is followed by a day of mass shopping and materialistic chaos (not to say that we all haven’t benefited from a fantastic sale on Black Friday). But, therein lies the problem, people say their thanks on Thursday and move on by Friday. Even though the benefits of expressing and acknowledging gratification are becoming more and more well-known people still struggle to find the time to be actively gracious. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to remind you of the benefits that come from expressing gratification.

  1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships– saying thank you can go a long way in means of making connections.
  2. Gratitude improves physical AND psychological health– grateful people have reported feeling healthier and research supports that gratitude effectively increases happiness.
  3. Grateful people sleep better– and who wouldn’t benefit from a better night’s sleep? Try jotting down a few things you are grateful for in a gratitude journal before bed each night.
  4. Gratitude improves self-esteem– some studies have found that being grateful can reduce social comparison. When we are not always comparing what we have or where we are in life to others we are eliminating a large source of low self-esteem.
  5. Gratitude can boost your career– being gracious at work can help you make connections that may be helpful to you as you advance and it will increase your positive attitude which may result in increased productivity.

Being grateful is the first step to living a longer, healthier, and happier life. It is something everyone should try to incorporate into their everyday lives whether that means writing a few things down during the day, speaking it aloud on your way to work, or going around the dinner table and sharing with others. There are many ways to express and acknowledge gratitude and the best part is that there are no negative consequences to it. It is 100% effective and beneficial.

Happy Thanksgiving from ComLead to you and make sure you give thanks not only on Thankgiving but every day!

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The information above was found on forbes.com and happierhuman.com. Please click the links to read full articles.

 

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