It’s probably safe to say that the majority of us here in the United States are thinking about Thanksgiving today. More importantly, our focus for today is on gratitude, and the art of giving thanks.
Being thankful is about more than just feasting on turkey once a year. Actively focusing on gratitude can provide some surprising benefits:
- It feels good. No big surprise here, but gratitude just plain feels good. It’s even better than tryptophan.
- It makes us more optimistic. Think of gratitude like an exercise; the more you do it, the better you get at it. And pretty soon, you’ll find yourself just feeling more optimistic in general.
- You’ll sleep better at night. No, it’s not just the turkey talking. Studies have shown that gratitude actually improves your sleep—it increases both quantity and quality. Not bad!
- You might even get more done. One of the biggest focus-stealers at work is insecurity. People who are worried or preoccupied end up too fatigued to be productive. Focusing on gratitude not only helps you feel better, it can help alleviate worry and get you back on track.
It’s no stretch to say that we can’t do what we do without our clients, partners, staff, or families. So from all of us at ThirdSide, thank you.