Make gratitude the new normal in your life.
As we welcome fall, we begin the season leading up to the big day of gratitude – Thanksgiving – when we celebrate all of our blessings with friends and relatives.
I love fall for this very reason. Gratitude comes into the spotlight! Then, after Thanksgiving, comes the season of giving (Christmas/Hanukkah) and more gratitude and goodwill. Win-Win.
Then, sometime in January, we go back to the “real world” of uncertainty,...
And all of a sudden it's back to school time for children of all ages. There is one habit I've learned as an adult that I wish I would have taught my children sooner as they entered school each fall: building the habit of gratitude.
Practicing intentional gratitude can be a game changer for helping your child build confidence, overcome stress, and help them focus on what matters.
Research is finding that gratitude can be a powerful way to improve mental health, reduce stress and be more...
Becoming a more confident communicator is all about building good habits. Think about brushing your teeth. That’s a habit we learn at a very early age, and over time, it’s something we do without thinking every day. That’s the type of habit you want to develop as you become a more skilled and confident communicator.
Here are three of the habits you can start with. You will find that when you make these habits part of your daily routine, it will make a huge...
It may sound overly simple but adding purposeful appreciation towards others can be one of the most powerful communication tools you can hone. People want and need to feel appreciated.
The Power of Appreciation
The data around adding appreciation supports this:
Workers who receive regular appreciation at work = 5x more engagement and productivity
According to a 2020 UW study, on an average day:
- People at work receive positive vs negative feedback 1:10
- In long-term successful...
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
An attitude of gratitude comes from showing appreciation and gratitude for others. It is one of the most powerful communication tools you can have.
When you show appreciation on a regular basis, it will open doors to a better conversation, a more positive exchange, and ultimately a better relationship. And the more you practice, the sooner it...
u shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you really mean it. Then you should say it a lot. People forget that. ~ Jessica, Age 8
Studies have found that practicing appreciation can improve relationships and motivate employees. It can also increase wellness and lessen stress. In short, regular appreciation will not only boost performance and engagement but also improve an employee’s health and well-being.
There are certainly many ways to show appreciation....
Holiday Appreciation. It’s something we do regularly this time of year.
The period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is the time of year when most of us demonstrate extra appreciation and gratitude for family and friends. And, maybe even for the mailman and the store clerk.
Wouldn’t it be nice to experience that kind of holiday appreciation every day of the year?
It’s really not hard to do, and the payoff in building strong relationships is enormous....