The little things in life, the smaller events that happen every day, often ignored, should get more than our fleeting attention.
Appreciating these moments can make life more pleasurable, more nurturing and lot more bearable when things begin to get tough.
It’s easy to take the everyday things for granted. However, practicing gratitude for these is the first step toward adopting a more positive outlook on life. It sure won’t stop negative events from occurring, but it can empower you to avoid over-thinking negativity.
While there has been very little research in the area, the effects of gratitude do make for a fascinating area of study.
If you find it difficult to hold on to the little things and give gratitude for the smaller wins, try keeping a journal.
These daily notes can turn into a major blessing when you are feeling down. Simply keep a record of anything that makes you feel thankful. Eventually, you’ll see your dim view turn into a more optimistic one.
As you begin to give thanks for the little blessings, not only will you see more positivity permeate your life, you’ll find more occasions and people to be thankful for. Developing the important skill of experiencing gratitude graciously can also help you connect better with others.
The ability to connect with the community is important for building better relationships and rapport in our personal and professional lives.
According to some researchers, positive emotions lead to good physical health as well. You are likely to live longer, have stronger immune functions and recover faster from health issues that may arise.
Resilient people are simply those who have learned to experience positivity wherever it is and then channel its energy to deal with difficult situations.
Finally, never underestimate the power of a good motivational speech to get your employees and team members to understand the importance of “taking time to smell the roses.”
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