In other words, make a point of owning your practice of gratitude. Gratitude was there over the Thanksgiving weekend as you celebrated with family and friends. Keep its glow alive.
Gratitude is part of my every day life and it is very important in my work when I am coaching my private practice clients or coaching other clinical professionals. It is an important component of positive psychology.
Gratitude is practicing a general sense of well-meaning i.e. being kind to others and giving back the goodness received. A smile can stretch so much further than you imagine. Let the simple things trigger your positive energy.
A touch of gratitude can be experienced if you greet your client or colleague in the reception area with eye contact and a smile. Connect with them at “Hello” so they can feel your positivity and warmth. If you shake their hand, shake it like you are truly glad to see them. This positivity works on the telephone too. Answer your phone with a smile and note the difference in attitude and conversation.
Recent research as outlined in the following newspaper article on the power of thankfulness has shown that incorporating the practice of gratitude into your daily living can have significant health benefits such as: lowering your blood pressure, helping with chronic pain, reducing inflammation and improving length and quality of sleep. Also, incorporating the practice of gratitude can help you relax, tap into your creative energy and pursue your goals more effectively.