Sometimes it feels like you’re on a treadmill.
There are meetings to attend, events to plan, clients to schmooze, emails to write, calls to return, changes to implement, skills to master, employees to manage, documents to review.
Not to mention kids to feed, shopping to do, relatives to visit, chores to tackle, birthdays to celebrate, games to attend, bills to pay, carpools to drive.
And the list goes on and on.
While it won’t eliminate any of these tasks, research suggests that adopting a regular gratitude practice will make you happier, which in turn leads to greater productivity.
It is in this context that I invite you to:
1) Stop what you’re doing.
2) Take a moment to notice your surroundings, the little everyday things that typically escape your attention – the sights, sounds and smells that are in the periphery, or the people that you come across who usually fade into the background, or the minor events that may seem trivial.
3) Appreciate how each of these things impacts your life.
Try this daily for one week, and please share your feedback.