Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’ve spent the weekend with family and friends: recounting old memories, telling good stories, and eating to your heart’s content.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that encourages us to remember what we have to be thankful for.
Gratitude is powerful and it doesn’t matter if you savour big things like the people who support you or smaller blessings like that hot coffee you treated yourself to this morning.
Practising gratitude recharges our batteries, and prepares us for the week ahead.
It boosts our confidence, and makes us feel more in control of our careers.
And the best part: you can practice gratitude even after Thanksgiving, for benefits the whole year round.
We’ve included some links and an activity this week for practising this skill, as a thanks for your continued support.
To your success,
The Power Of Gratitude
The Benefits of Gratitude, Including For Your Career
Stressed At Work? Try Gratitude Instead | The Globe and Mail
Activity: Morning Coffee Gratitude
One of the best ways to start off your day right is to spend a few minutes thinking of all the things that you’re grateful for.
If you’re worried about finding the time to do this, or finding a way to remember to give thanks each morning, tie your morning gratitude session to your morning cup of coffee.
While you’re having your first cup, sit back and think of the things that you’re thankful for. You can even start out by feeling gratitude for the following:
The warmth of the coffee mug you’re holding;The aroma of the coffee;That first sip of coffee;The beautiful morning;The beginning of a new day full of promise;The quiet just before the day officially starts.
(Adapted from daringtolivefully.com)
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Hi! I'm Shirin and I founded Careers by Design over ten years ago and have spent many more years helping people to get “More Happy Mondays.” I’m a caring Career Counsellor and ICF Certified Professional Coach. I specialize in assisting clients to choose a career direction, resolve career-related issues and increase feelings of happiness in life and work. Let's create More Happy Mondays! Find out more at Careers by Design.