Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude in the Workplace

When was the last time you were unhappy about an event in your life? Think about it for a minute. It may have been about your car breaking down, not getting an assignment done in time, or even a break up. Moments like these tend to take a toll on us in our everyday lives, and when we spend the majority of our time in our place of work, it can oftentimes have negative results on our work performance.

So how exactly can we be expected to not be negatively impacted by the hard times we encounter? We can work towards a healthier state of mind, one that when we are hit with hard times, instead of getting down on ourselves we learn to move forward in a positive direction. Here is something to think about next time you’re having a rough day, and need a little energy to help you carry on with your work.

When asked about the quality of “gratitude”, Underground Elephant employee, Adam Kulpa, says

“It’s one of the key factors to being happy.” – Adam Kulpa

It’s understandable to have bad days, there’s nothing wrong with making mistakes. It’s how you handle them that makes all the difference. Next time that you come across a difficult time in your life try these steps to help you lead a happier, and healthier work life.

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Making a list of all the things that you have to be grateful for will act as a constant reminder of your blessings. It will also help you to get into the habit of constantly acknowledging, and appreciating the little things in life.

Express your Gratitude Verbally

By verbally telling a person that you appreciate the work they do it will in return make you feel more gratified. According to a gratitude psychology test run by SoulPancake, gratitude in individuals who verbally communicated their appreciation to a person increased by 15 percent. The study also showed that the person who was the least happiest at the start of the study “experienced the biggest jump in happiness.”.

You can find Gratitude in Everything

Commonly viewed as the reasons one is stressed out or upset, one change their mindset and find gratitude in the many challenges they face. Being given a difficult assignment doesn’t have to be seen as a negative thing. Being given a difficult assignment can be viewed as a challenge that will teach you great skills, and an opportunity to show your boss that you are willing to go the extra mile.

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