In sickness, in health, in death, in scanty and in plenty … it doesn’t omit any situation, condition or state.
But in ALL things…BE GRATEFUL
A tough one right?
Read on.. as we delve into the core of being grateful.
The world is moving at an abnormally fast-pace.
With the advance in technology, everything seems to be happening on-the-go! Even a rewarding act as, eating.
You will find people eating as they walk back to their stations, at the same time responding to emails and scrolling through social media timelines.
Especially the latter. Social media has recently been ranked as one of the leading causes of depression among the youth.
And in worst cases this has resulted to Suicide.
With all this organised confusion, for sanity to prevail we need to Stop and smell a rose.
Organisations are now introducing to the staff a culture of embracing gratitude.
In the USA, and other parts of the world, they have a day in the calendar set aside for giving thanks.
Even for those of who are religious, there’s a format that’s used in prayer, and that is; to first give thanks; then proceed to make your other desires known.
So, why all the emphasis on giving thanks?
Well, the concept is from the formula; A HEALTHY MIND equals A HEALTHY BODY.
Investing in the practise of being grateful, is like opening an account whose interest is sound health, great relationships and many happy returns.
A simple act as that of acknowledging those around us, and the role they play in our lives can have such a profound impact on our health!
Clearly, the spirit of gratitude and appreciation is an essential skill for everyone – young and old – to develop!
Gratitude is the attitude…so they say.
KEEP A JOURNAL.
This may come off as an assignment for ‘high-schoolers’, a little strange at first.
Which is ok, since we are practising being young at heart, implementing Bryan Adams classic ’18 till I die’.
Over-time it becomes natural just like exercising your muscles at the Gym, you will also strengthen your gratitude muscle.
So by taking five minutes everyday; meditate briefly on what you’re grateful for, concentrating on the good in your life and reach deep within your heart to thank friends, colleagues and family.
BENEFITS OF A GRATITUDE JOURNAL.
Overtime, this practise has proved to:
- Improve one’s sleep.Better sleep, means that we are more relaxed.
- Since Stress applies to the weight we carry around from work, financial strain and other emotional disturbances,
gratitude is physically good for our hearts and nervous system
- Psychologically, it lowers stress, depression and anxiety.
- Promotes optimism and helps us to develop a more positive outlook.
It lets us pause for a moment to reflect on something we have in our life right now instead of always striving for more …
the next goal, the new dress, the new toy, the new car, or the house renovation
- Gratitude can also transform any personal or business relationships for the better.
- And it simply fun!
Imagine, flipping open your journal a year later, and reminisce on the good times. Isn’t that what life is all about?
Order today a Gratitude Journal for; your staff, colleagues, family or friends.