November is National Gratitude Month and reminds us that appreciation and kindness can be one of the most powerful tools to change life for the better. There is a strong correlation between increased feelings of happiness and self-worth and giving or receiving gratitude.
Gratitude is simply taking time to think about all the positive things in your life. A growing field of science is starting to show the benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude are very real. Positive psychology research has shown that gratitude impacts our, personality, health, emotion, social dynamics and career success, all which contribute to increasing basic happiness.Gratitude touches many aspects of our lives including:
- Personality. Gratitude makes us more optimistic. Optimism, makes us happier and improves health.
- Health. Gratitude is correlated with improved quality of sleep, more vitality and energy, less pain and lower blood pressure.
- Emotions. Gratitude reduces feelings of envy, generates positive emotions and reminds us of the things that are already good in our lives.
- Social. Gratitude makes us nicer, more trusting and more appreciative, which results in more friends and deeper relationships.
- Career. Effective management requires specific behavior-focused praise to influence change as expressions of gratitude are highly motivating.
Cultivating gratitude is a skill and can be practiced using a gratitude journal daily. Cultivating gratitude is a skill that takes time and practice. In relevant studies, it took several months of continuous practice for the largest benefits of gratitude to appear.
Show employees your gratitude for them with a Good Things Gratitude Challenge or a tool like the Good Things; A Gratitude Journal and help your workforce built a powerful habit and re-discover all the great things that are already in their life.
Express gratitude to your workforce by helping them cultivate theirs with GOOD THINGS:
Gratitude Journal Gratitude Challenge