TAP In with Tristan : Giving Thanks & Practicing Gratitude

Tristan talks about giving thanks and practicing gratitude on this Thanksgiving episode of the TAP In with Tristan. With Thanksgiving this week, the idea of giving thanks and practicing gratitude has undoubtedly crossed most of our minds, but with our busy schedules, work deadlines, and adult responsibilities, it can be easy for this to fall to the bottom of the list. If you want to practice thankfulness and gratitude more intentionally, check out the full tip!

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TRANSCRIPT

What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. Today, let’s talk about giving thanks and practicing gratitude.

With Thanksgiving this week, the idea of giving thanks and practicing gratitude has undoubtedly crossed most of our minds. But with our busy schedules, work deadlines, and adult responsibilities, it can be easy for this to fall to the bottom of the list. Personally, I’m thankful for my health, my loved ones, my friends, my dog, my cat, and the wins I’ve had in my business. With that being said, I don’t intentionally focus on how grateful I am for those things as often as I would like.

After the crazy couple of years we’ve had, it’s important that we take a moment to focus on the positive things that have happened in our lives. Practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on us, both personally and professionally. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”

So if you’re like me and want to practice thankfulness and gratitude more intentionally, here’s a few suggestions from Arika Pierce, the owner of The Millennial Boardroom:

1. Write a quick thank you note. Did a co-worker help you on a project? Maybe your partner cleaned the house this weekend. A thoughtful handwritten note goes a long way, the person will feel appreciated, and you’ll feel good too!

2. Keep a gratitude journal. It could be daily, once a week, or whenever you have time; set aside a few minutes to write down what you are thankful for and why you are grateful. Seeing it on paper reminds us of good experiences and helps put things into perspective.

3. Count your blessings. You can do this throughout the day, in your head. It’s a quick mood booster.

4. Meditate. Reflect on your day. Find the good, relish in the blessings and savor the positive experiences no matter if they were big or small.

Thank you for listening to the Living Corporate podcast and specifically the Tap In with Tristan. I’m appreciative of each and every one of you!

This tip is brought to you by Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @layfieldresume, or connect with me, Tristan Layfield, on LinkedIn.

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