Science shows that grateful people tend to be happier and healthier. Gratitude can be a stress-buster and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate.
Consciously nurture the habit, by noticing three good things each day.
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Using our strengths, we are usually energized and feel at our best. Identify your best traits – with the help of friends and family if necessary – and use them.
Research indicates that volunteering is associated with reduced depression and anxiety and improved wellbeing.
Volunteering is also a way to get involved in the community - another thing that is strongly associated with life satisfaction.
If you’re a parent, try to show your child how to find constructive solutions to conflicts.
If you have an argument in front of your child be sure to show them how two adults can solve their differences and return to a caring, supportive relationship, despite difficult emotions.
It’s easy to take our nearest for granted and criticize excessively, especially in long-established relationships.
Aim for five positive interactions for every negative one you have with a person. These can range from showing affection, to thinking about what we value about them.
However, it is important to keep in mind that every employee has different strengths where their we-strength could be intrinsically different from their me-strength.
If you want to excel at anything, it’s not enough to fix your weaknesses. You also need to leverage your strengths.
If you want to recognize your strengths, you need other people to hold up a mirror. When you see your reflection through the eyes of those who know you well, you can begin to identify your most unique talents.
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