Practicing Gratitude To Improve Your Well-Being

Everyday is a new day, and each day always comes with a hurdle of obstacles and challenges. Whether it’s waking up to go to work everyday, or tackling your own objectives for personal fulfillment, these tasks all require some form of motivation in order to complete them.

For some, these challenges are easy tasks that can be completed with proper discipline. Perhaps you may have already established a routine that works with your lifestyle, which may make it easier to get on with the day. But sometimes, an old routine can easily get repetitive.

Perhaps you may be familiar with that feeling of moving through the motions. That feeling where you are present, but your mind and body may not be aligned as you probably feel that there is a disconnect to what you are doing.

The reality is, it’s impossible to always feel like you have everything under control. Despite that, it’s a totally normal thing to go through and it’s times like these which may encourage you to look back at other things to help you stay on the right path.

Now that it is October, the end of 2021 is coming up, and this may come off as a stressful time for some due to the quickly approaching holiday season. As the seasons change, it can be overwhelming for some as it could also be due to time moving too quickly.

Maybe it’s time for a new routine, or maybe you would like to take up a new activity to improve your health. Regardless of the challenges that you face daily, it is important to take a step back from obsessing over your goals, and to slow down to prevent yourself from being burned out.

While you take the time to slow down, there is one important thing that many individuals can focus on to improve their well-being: gratitude.

The Importance of Gratitude

With a busy schedule, it can be hard to take a step back. You may know the feeling of constantly waking up every week with the same tasks to do everyday. And while this may be your norm, it is best to not get stuck in this cycle as it can leave you feeling stuck.

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. In the context of well-being, gratitude can be used to help individuals better understand the things that they already possess to help them feel more motivated and appreciative of the lifestyle that they have.

Think of it this way. You may have a weekly routine that you have already established, but perhaps you should frame it in a way that makes you feel grateful that you have a routine. By having a routine, you have mustered up enough discipline to stay focused on maintaining that routine, which in turn can help in achieving your goals.

But what is more important is to focus on the intangible things that you have with you everyday, that you may always seem to overlook. In this case, focus on your health, and how you may be in good spirits. Expressing gratitude even for these little things can do wonders for your health, as shared by an article in Forbes which discusses the importance and benefits that gratitude can have.

Psychologically speaking, the act of gratitude alone can help in making you feel more happy, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Taking the time to be appreciative of what you have can be effective in preventing that tireless feeling if you ever start to feel like everything you are doing is repetitive and mundane.

4 Virtual Seminars That Foster Gratitude

While practicing gratitude may be easy to do, there are plenty of exercises and challenges that you can take to encourage you to be more appreciative of what you have. At Well Street, we have a rich selection of virtual corporate wellness programs and seminars to encourage individuals to more openly express their gratitude to improve their well-being.

Consider these four seminars that touch on gratitude in the perspective of healthy well-being.

Our “Mindfulness: Focused, Calm, Grounded” seminar is intended to make individuals tap into the mindfulness that they already possess to tackle stress and anxiety. A part of mindfulness is to understand the emotions that you have and to take control of them. Having a deep understanding of what you have is deeply rooted with gratitude, as gratitude is all about appreciating what you have, and the things that you may be able to control.

Now with our “Immune Warrior: Building a Strong Defense” seminar, this provides insight on the ways that individuals can better protect themselves during the colder seasons. This seminar helps individuals understand the key ways to improve their immune system. But beyond that, the element of gratitude that is present in this seminar is to remind everyone of the health that they have, and to be grateful for it to better take care of one’s self.

Mental Health: Cultivating a State of Mental Wellness” is a seminar that taps into the understanding that it is OK to not feel OK. Mental health is just as important as our physical health, but having a better grasp of how to cope when experiencing mental health challenges can be beneficial for your well-being. In addition to this, this seminar also teaches individuals how they should be grateful for not just their physical health, but also their mental health.

Lastly, our “Be Well Naturally: Stay Healthy & Prevent Disease” seminar discusses the components to every part of your body that make up the overall wellness that you collectively have. From eating healthy to sleeping well, these little tasks that you do everyday are things that you should be grateful for, as they are actively contributing to benefit your health.

About Well Street

At Well Street, we are founded on the principles of introducing healthy practices to the workplace, which encompasses both mental and physical health. Comprised of medical professionals who have a background in naturopathy, we aim to help organizations foster a healthy corporate environment in order to boost productivity and morale.

If you would like to learn more about how our team can help you or your company, consider contacting us to find out more. We are happy to provide you with guidelines and approaches to support the wellbeing of your team members through virtual seminars and programs.

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