The science around gratitude is undeniable: Being grateful drastically improves your physical, emotional, relational and spiritual health. The most successful leaders in the world practice gratitude daily. Practicing gratitude lowers blood pressure, improves immune function, improves sleep quality, reduces inflammation, decreases fatigue, helps you eat better and much more.
“It turns out that our brains are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative or even neutral, but when they are positive. Yet, in today’s world we ironically sacrifice happiness for success only to lower our brains’ success rate. Our hard-driving lives leave us feeling stressed, and we feel swamped by the mountain of pressure to succeed at any cost.”
The Happiness Advantage
Many people criticize Valentine’s Day as a “Hallmark Holiday.” However, one clear benefit of the holiday is it makes us be intentional about recognizing what we are thankful for and love – even if it’s just for one day.
Use today as an opportunity to start “Showing the Love” every day, not just on a special holiday. Think about it: When’s the last time you were intentionally grateful? When’s the last time you were intentional about showing your gratitude toward your friends, family or employees?
Practicing gratitude is easy, quick (takes less than 10 minutes) and doesn’t cost a thing. It’s also a giant competitive advantage.
It sounds too good to be true. If gratitude was a pill, you’d probably call it snake oil. If all this science is true, why doesn’t everyone practice gratitude daily?
Practicing gratitude is tough if you aren’t intentional. That’s why we created The Leadership Gratitude Journal, to help leaders, like you, practice gratitude.
You can download a digital copy to get started today or order the physical copy on Amazon. The Leadership Gratitude Journal is about using the power of gratitude to become a better leader at home, work, with your friends and in the community. This simple practice literally rewires your brain to be happier, healthier and wealthier.
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There’s nothing more powerful than sharing your stories of success or struggle inside a community of like-minded people. As you work your way through The Leadership Gratitude Journal, when you have a story about how practicing gratitude has helped you, we’d love to hear from you. If you have a great leadership quote for the next edition of The Leadership Gratitude Journal, please share.
You never know: your story or encouragement may be the very thing someone else needs to hear for a breakthrough before they have a major breakdown.