5 ways to increase your thankfulness
Finding it hard to be thankful these days?
So we’ve come up with a few quick tips that you might find helpful during this season of thanksgiving.
This is not an exhaustive list, but one intended to make gratitude a little more accessible for us all! So, without further ado and in no particular order, here’s what we’d propose:
01 Schedule it
It might feel like putting a reminder about something personal on our calendar seems disingenuous. But important things deserve to be scheduled.
I mean, isn’t that what Thanksgiving is as a holiday? It’s a bookmark on our calendars that reminds us to be thankful.
If you need to, set an alarm on your phone to remind you each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for. Who knows? Maybe healthy habits will develop as a result of this practice and you’ll find yourself becoming a more thankful person.
02 Say it
When something is important, we should say it out loud. If someone has done something kind for you, don’t just BE grateful. Express your gratitude in words.
Does something come to mind right now? Anytime you FEEL thankful to someone, take a moment to do something about it. Grab your phone and tell them.
Or put it in writing. Emailing, texting, messaging, and old-fashioned handwriting have all made saying thank you more than convenient.
Saying thank you as a practice will not only make you feel like a more thankful person, but others will begin to view you as someone positive that they want to be around.
03 Convert it
We don’t need to be coached on complaining. Most of us seem to have that behavior perfected.
But usually the topic we’re complaining about also comes with positive qualities if we look hard enough. So, why not let complaining—yours or someone else’s—become a prompt for saying something positive?
Let’s face it, we complain a lot. Can you imagine how many times each day you would say something positive if you turned every single complaint into a statement of gratitude?
04 Wiki it
And if you’re still struggling to find anything to be thankful for, why not ask your tribe?
Answers to simple questions like these can turn your outlook around in an instant:
What makes you happy?
When was the last time something good happened to you?
What brings a smile to your face?
Is there something you’re thankful for today?
Let their answer remind you of what you’ve forgotten to give thanks for. And who knows? Maybe the person you asked needed their outlook changed as well!
05 People it
If all else fails, remembering the important people in our life will often lead us to recall what we’re thankful for. So, attach your gratitude to a person.
Who comes to mind? Your spouse? Parents? Children? Siblings? Friends? Coworkers? Someone else? What is one thing about that person that makes you thankful? Can you identify something? When you do, consider taking the next step. Tell them.
We’re thankful for you!
At OneSource Virtual, it’s people that we’re most thankful for. We’re in the people business, and we can’t imagine better people to serve than our customers.
So during this Thanksgiving season, please know that we’re thinking about you and your employees, and we’re grateful for each of you.
Thank you for partnering with us and for placing your trust in OSV. You remain at the center of everything we do.
About OneSource Virtual
OneSource Virtual (OSV) is the Workday partner that has helped more than 1,300 companies with everything from deployment to maintenance to payroll and more—all to make the day more doable. Founded in 2008, OSV pioneered Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and has become the leading provider of automated solutions for organizations of all sizes using Workday, delivering services with unparalleled choices, unwavering commitment, and uncompromising care. OneSource Virtual’s global headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, with additional locations across North America and Europe. OneSource Virtual: let’s make the day more doable. Find your company’s solution at www.onesourcevirtual.com.