Thanksgiving: Why Being Grateful is Good for You, Your Family and Your Career
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? It’s a time to get together with family, eat plenty of good food, and reflect on what we’re thankful for in our lives. But why exactly are we encouraged to have this attitude of gratitude? Most people would answer that it’s just something nice to do — to feel grateful and express it somehow — but few people can explain why gratitude can actually benefit your career, mental state, and overall happiness. That’s where this blog post comes in; it will explain the importance of gratitude and how showing gratitude can make you feel better both professionally and personally.
How Gratitude Affects Health
Do you ever feel stressed or down on life? A lot of us do, especially during the holidays. But there are ways to combat these feelings with gratitude. It’s been shown that gratitude can boost your mood, make you healthier, and improve your relationships with others. In fact, studies have found that people who practice daily gratitude exercises are more likely to report being happier than those who don’t. There are many ways to get into this habit – here are a few suggestions: first, start by writing down three things you’re thankful for at the end of each day. Then go one step further and write a thank-you note to someone in your life (family member, coworker). And finally, try having conversations about what people are thankful for rather than what they’re not.
How Gratitude Affects Positive Thinking
When you’re feeling thankful, it’s easier to see the good in your life. This means that when things go wrong, you’ll have a better perspective on how to handle the situation. Plus, when you take note of all the things you’re grateful for, you’ll stop focusing on what’s missing from your life or what isn’t going well. This will then lead to a more positive mindset overall. It can also help you decrease your stress and anxiety, or at least help you feel better equipped to manage those anxious emotions moving forward through the curve balls life throws.
How Gratitude Affects Relationships
A study done by Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom at the University of Kentucky found that people who were more grateful in their relationships tended to be less depressed, less anxious, and had lower levels of stress. This is because when we focus on what we have instead of what we don’t have, our moods tend to improve. When you are more grateful in your relationships, you are more likely to show gratitude in other aspects of your life as well — like being thankful for your job, your family or for the food on your table. This leads to a better mood overall which can help you with some aspects of productivity.
How Gratitude At Work Can Lead To Greater Success
Research has shown that gratitude can have a positive effect on how we perform in the workplace: people who are grateful are more likely to be more productive, focus better, and even sleep better. Grateful employees also tend to be happier than those who aren’t. Being thankful at work can lead to greater success because it helps us feel happy, which makes us more productive in our day-to-day tasks. Gratitude can also help lower stress levels, which not only makes you happier but it also lowers your blood pressure. All of these things mean that you’ll be able to work for longer periods of time without feeling tired or stressed out about anything.
The Importance Of Gratitude
Gratitude is overall good for your health, no matter which area of your life you apply it to: work, home, and fun! It’s the season of thankfulness, so we wanted to share with you how that can help your life, and we wanted to let you know just how thankful we are for Y-O-U! We appreciate all the support our HireMyMom community offers, and we are so grateful to have you as part of our family.
What are some ways you remind yourself to be thankful? Share them with us!