It’s Time To Give Thanks

- Practices & Exercises

by Sam at Management 3.0

Subscribers to our newsletter, might find some of this repetitive, but we thought it was that important to mention more than once, to as many people as possible, that we believe in the power of gratitude. It’s the first step in our 12 steps to happiness and for good reason.

When you give gratitude, you’re telling someone that you care, you’re making them feel like they’ve been seen and acknowledged and you’re showing appreciation.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, or in a part of the world that doesn’t know what Thanksgiving is, we thought it was a good time of year to take a step back and take stock of what we’re grateful for, even amid the insanity that was 2020.

Here are three good reasons why it’s worth being grateful on a regular basis:

#1: Gratitude increases self-confidence: Being grateful improves your outlook on life, your career and yourself. When we’re grateful, we feel more optimistic and in turn are able to take on new challenges.

2: Saying thank you strengthens work relationships: Grateful colleagues make you want to do more for them and this fuels a collaborative workplace, one where people trust each other and feel appreciated.

3: It puts the focus on the ‘other’: When things get hard, one of the best ways to emerge from it, is to focus on someone else. It might seem counterintuitive, but when we’re able to get out of our heads, we’re reminded that perhaps what we’re going through isn’t as bad as it seems.

Over the years we’ve had a lot of great insights on the power of gratitude in our blog and podcast.

Here is a short list of some of our favourite content:

At Management 3.0 we like to say thank you with Kudo Cards. Small, hand written notes that tell people that we care in a very personal way. From everyone at Management 3.0, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, we wish you a grateful start to the holiday season!

Tell us what you’re grateful for in the comments below or contact us!

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