Why Gratitude Strengthens Your Business

Gratitude is something that we think about during the holiday season. It’s almost the end of the year and we are looking at the highs and the lows. We are also making plans for the New Year and where we want to be personally, professionally, financially and spiritually. This year, I started the practice of gratitude and it really has transformed my thinking. It’s a conscious effort to be thankful and I often forget but it is one of the best things I can do for myself in all areas of my life.

Why Gratitude Is Good For You

Actively practicing gratitude is good for your health. The Today Show just ran a story about the benefits of being thankful such as a healthier heart and less inflammation. They also surveyed stressed law students and found that those who were more optimistic actually had better immune systems. Researchers also found that “people who keep a gratitude journal have a reduced dietary fat intake – as much as 25 percent lower. Stress hormones like cortisol are 23 percent lower in grateful people. And having a daily gratitude practice could actually reduce the effects of aging to the brain.” You can read the full article here.

Being thankful helps me focus on what’s going right vs. what’s going wrong. I have become a lot more appreciative of the things I have and the process I’m going through now. I had one of those bad days last week where it seemed like nothing was going my way. It would have been so easy to get frustrated and call it a day. But I definitely felt the mindset shift when I started thinking about all the blessings I had instead of what was going wrong.

Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Business

Fast Company covered how gratitude helps your business. In The Surprising Benefits of Gratitude, they found that expressing gratitude makes you appear more successful. I feel like being thankful helps me in my business by simply showing me where I am making progress. I can look back at where I was a few months ago and see where I am at now.

Gratitude helps you remember to give back to others and to see opportunities to help others. We all remember what it was like when we first started a project or business. The late nights…the self doubt…the frustration. And we remember what it felt like when it turned to small victories then the bigger victories. I know in my blogging journey- I have seen a shift in how much faster I am able to do certain things like a blog post or a graphic. Those small victories inspire me to help others who are starting their blogging journeys.

How To Practice Gratitude Everyday

One of the easiest ways to practice gratitude is by keeping a gratitude journal. I also like the idea of writing down things you are thankful for, putting them in a jar and reading them at the end of the year with your family. Letting someone know how thankful you are for them is also a huge way to practice gratitude.

There are so many reasons to be thankful. The effects for you, your family and your business can be huge and help you get to the next level whatever your goal may be.

Tell me in the comments below- what are you thankful for this year? How do you practice gratitude?

By Alissia Haggard

Hi and thanks for checking out the blog! My name is Alissia (that’s my husband Aren on the right) and I am the stay at home mom of 2 boys. Staying at home for the past few years led me to explore options on making money at home without having to go back to work which led me to a home based business.

Working a home based business with 2 young kids at home isn’t always the easiest thing to do. You can do a lot of home parties/vendor events/networking groups but hey life gets in the way right?

Over the past year, I have been training with several mentors which led me to create this site for anyone like me- people driven to entrepreneurship for whatever reason and what I want to do is help you in that journey.

So much of the home-based business industry gets a bad reputation for the actions of a few and it keeps a lot of other people away from anything home-based thinking they have to spam their family and friends, get left in the No Friends Left Club or sacrifice time away from their family to find success.

Here at the Stay At Home Mompreneur you will find tips and tricks to help you ROCK your business and grow your following while building your business. I want to share timesavers that are working for me (and what’s not working for me). I also want to share tips for the moms on how to find work/life balance while raising your kids.

Glad you’re here and the best is yet to come!

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