To Be Thankful is To Be Happy

  • Nov 17, 2020

2020 has been an extremely emotional year.

With all the negative news about Corona, its impact on our health, layoffs and economic uncertainty, divisive politics…it’s no surprise that our stress these days is at an all-time high.

Constant stress is not good.  When not managed, stress can impact your mental and emotional health which is directly connected to your physical health.

We were trying to figure out what to write about and we came across a quote that we think might help some folks.  It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.

Practicing gratitude on a regular basis can really help reduce stress and lay the foundation for happiness.  We spend a good chunk of our time at work and our relationships in the workplace greatly affect us. Here are some ideas to create a ripple effect of gratitude: 

  • Celebrate an employee who has gone above and beyond in the past week
  • Every morning ask your team if they would like to share something good that has happened to them or something that they are thankful for
  • Have a pile of thank you cards laying around and make it a tradition to thank a coworker who has helped you complete a task
  • Create your own team appreciation day and plan something exciting where your team can get off work for some time 
  • Make it easy for your team to give back to the community. For example, host a food drive in the office 
  • Recognize your team on Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 5th

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and even though there is a lot of stress and negativity we still can find plenty to be thankful for.

 

Jordan Grable, CEO Echo Marketing 

 


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