Fall into gratitude!

Fall is here, temperatures have begun to drop, and people are beginning to think about their holiday plans.
With a recession looming, gas, groceries and travel expenses are not giving us a break! It is easy for people to feel down and a little discouraged as we look ahead to the holidays while tightening our belts. This fact, along with the Covid hangover we have all experienced, can make the most positive person feel less than motivated. So what can you do about it? Practice gratitude to improve that attitude!

Whether you are a solo act, working with a small team, leading a team, or a worker bee, we can all practice gratitude to help us get re-centered during difficult times. Here are some ideas to try for teams or individuals this fall:

  1. Make a gratitude board in your office or on your team messaging app that allows you to post things you/your team are grateful for. Try to list something daily, even if it’s small. When you do this, it allows you an opportunity to really think about how fortunate you are to have this thing you are grateful for. If you are on a team, it will even help those that don’t like to post to think about their own gratitude as they read your posts.
  2. Plan a fundraiser or volunteer now, before the holidays! Helping others always helps us feel more grateful for what we have. Plenty of people step up to help during the holidays, but help is needed year round for an abundance of causes. Check out Hands on Atlanta if you need help with ideas. Most of these involve a small window of time, but have a long lasting results!
  3. Make time to meditate. Even just 5 minutes a day of deep breathing with visualization (picture things you enjoy about your work and/or home) will make you feel calmer and more focused and possibly more grateful. (Fun tip: Having a bad day and having trouble thinking positively? Try thinking of a scent you enjoy instead of a visualization. I think you will be surprised by the results!)
  4. Say thank you, I know it sounds simple! Say thank you for your time, thank you for your hard work, thank you for calling, etc. You can also try, when you truly feel it, tell others you are grateful for them. This is an easy task, but one that gives almost instant results!

When it comes to establishing any new habit, doing just a little bit is better than doing nothing at all. If you try one idea and it doesn’t take off, try another. The trick is to just start thinking about gratitude and figure out what helps you.

Good luck, and thank you for reading our blog!

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