Enjoy this excerpt from our new book, Healthy Leadership.
Words of gratitude can also change your world. Try this twist on a gratitude journal. Each day for the next two weeks, write three good things that happened and how you contributed.
If you do the following gratitude challenge, you will experience positive benefits, including increased happiness and decreased depressive symptoms that can last up to six months. Simply type it into your phone’s notepad or go old school and write it on paper like this . . .
Alternatively, write a letter of gratitude to a person in your life each week for three weeks. Research has shown significant changes in positive neural activity with practices such as these. For a quicker boost of gratitude for your team, use a real or virtual gratitude wall where notes of gratitude and thanks are written for all to see.
Healthy leaders manage their minds, talk themselves up, and encourage others. They become a light that shines on those around them.