Gratitude. It’s not just for when you get a raise or a nod of appreciation from your boss or client. It’s an everyday state of being.
But, it’s not always easy.
There are some myths around gratitude that make it seem more like it’s a state of being happy all the time for everything even when a loved one dies. This is simply not true so before you throw a book at me and call me a “Pollyanna,” let’s talk about the myths around gratitude.
Being in a state of gratitude doesn’t mean that you won’t still get angry. On the other side of the spectrum, it also doesn’t mean that you will feel euphorically happy all the time.
What it does mean is that you feel thankful for what is in your life right now. Gratitude helps us tap into emotions that take us away from worry. It also helps us feel okay with not being okay about whatever issue is going on right now. [Read more...]