Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Turns out we can overuse the phrase ‘thank you’ to such a degree that it becomes rote… meaningless; even when we truly mean it.
Jeff Hayden, contributing editor at Inc. published an article, “Start Using 2 Words Instead of ‘Thank You’ and You Can Strengthen Relationships, Reduce Stress, and Savor Positive Experiences,” [https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/stop-saying-thank-you-start-saying-these-2-words-you-can-strengthen-relationships-reduce-stress-savor-positive-experiences.html?cid=sf01002] that addresses this very issue. Instead of the standard thanks, consider offering, ‘I’m grateful.’
This slight turn of phrase is highly effective when it is followed by a few thoughtful words describing specifically why you are grateful. For example, ‘I’m grateful you took the time to double check those figures; freed me up to proof our presentation slides.’
Sincere communication of appreciation goes a long way toward effectively connecting with others.
Genuine recognition rewards effort and accomplishment, reinforces positive behaviors, builds self-esteem and confidence, and boosts motivation and enthusiasm. You feel better about your effort. You feel better about yourself.”
You feel better and so do those with whom you share your gratitude… both at work and in every other area of your life experience.
As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM grateful for #employeewellbeingmonth. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ____________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #employeewellbeingmonth #gratitudematters #gratitudemattersatwork #corporateculturematters