Having an Attitude of Gratitude at Work
‘tis the season to be thankful for all the wonderful things you have in life. An attitude of gratitude is one of the best things you could give yourself this season! Better yet, bring that mindfulness into the office to experience an enhanced work environment. By being grateful at work, you may experience a positive effect on your performance that might rub off on your coworkers, starting a snowball effect of good vibes.
The idea of showing more gratitude in the workplace is becoming a popular topic for researchers. Research has shown that work environments that make room for gratitude and appreciation reap positive benefits. According to Greater Good Magazine, when gratitude is present in the workplace you see more positive emotions, more belief in reaching goals, fewer health complaints, and higher job and co-worker satisfaction.
Now that we can see the benefits of an attitude of gratitude in the workplace, let’s take a look at how to practice gratitude at work.
4 Ways to have an Attitude of Gratitude in the Workplace
- The first and most obvious way to manifest an attitude of gratitude at work is to acknowledge your job. Acknowledging that you were chosen for the position you are in can give you a renewed inspiration for your position and motivate you to get more done. It is easy to get caught up in all the deadlines you need to meet, but taking a few moments to be appreciative of your job can put you in the right mindset to excel at your responsibilities.
- Another way to have an attitude of gratitude at work is to find a way to say thank you to your co-workers. Though this might seem awkward in some workplaces, going the extra mile to let someone know you are thankful for them can change their world. It always feels better to give than receive; therefore, giving genuine appreciation to someone for their work will positively affect you,too. Who knows, you might just start a trend that will uplift everyone’s attitude.
- Evaluating your “why” can be a great indicator for your attitude. When you have a mindset for doing the work to get a paycheck, you lose an opportunity to exercise a grateful practice. When you are feeling thankful, you project that into your work and into your workspace. Changing how you look at your work can shift your paradigm and create a whole new mental space from which to conduct your duties. You might see a new direction to take your work or be inspired to try a new idea.
- Lastly, to help promote an attitude of gratitude you need to acknowledge it in every aspect of life. Be proud of yourself and all the work you have achieved to be in your position. Too often you set goals for yourself, but when you reach them, you don’t take time to celebrate the effort. Give yourself credit for all your hard work. Being appreciative will spill in to every aspect of your life
In closing, having an attitude of gratitude can be beneficial for you, your work, and your co-workers. Carrying around this mindset will change your perspective and train yourself to see more positively. Don’t be surprised when your new mindset starts rubbing off on all those around you. You could positively transform your workplace!
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