Is it possible to have gratitude in the office place? Do you always get along with your co-workers? Sometimes it can be a little tough, especially if you have embarked on a journey to better your self.
Personal growth can be both rewarding and challenging. Working around people who you wish would change often requires even more effort. You might not be able to completely avoid working with others whose habits you dislike, but you can focus your energy on being the best person you can be.
When you do the best you can, you can express your gratitude and you will feel good about how you’re living. By being the change you want to see in others, you make your own life happier.
A hopeful side benefit to your gratitude is that it’s likely that other people will see your increased satisfaction. When they do, they’ll want what you have. If you lead by example, you have a good chance at “converting” some people over to your way of thinking and acting.
Not Just Gratitude, But Physical Changes Can Help Others Succeed
For anyone who’s surly at the office, unhealthy eating might be a cause. With this, you can set an example for your associates. That doesn’t mean always pushing the latest diet fad or harassing co-workers about their weight. Instead, live your life in a healthy, positive manner. Others may see that they can do it, too.
Try organizing healthy activities for people in the office. If you already do things as a group outside of work, you can move carefully toward more healthful activities. You don’t have to run a marathon to be healthy – it can be as simple as a quick lunchtime walk. If you can get your co-workers moving, you can effect lasting, positive change. After all, when you move, you usually feel better, especially with the nicer weather coming (even though it is raining as I write this!)
With more energy, you can remain more positive and you can feel more love, joy, and gratitude while you are working. Be the example for others and don’t push it. People will come around eventually.
Tomorrow’s post will be related to this, but more on the mental aspects!
The Gratitude Guru