I can't remember who got me focusing on gratitude, but it's only been a few years since it happened. Since then, time after time I find myself returning to the things and people that and whom I'm grateful for. It becomes a really long list and - especially in times like this, reviewing that list is more rewarding than almost anything else I'm doing right now.
We've all spent the majority of our time in the past few weeks focusing on preserving our families and businesses; learning about Covid-19 and trying to understand what is being done so we can adapt our lives and businesses as fast as possible. We are in an incredible time of the unknown, and moving from the known to the unknown is the biggest stressor we can have.
Gratitude helps take us back to the known. It reminds us of things we're proud of (in a time where we tend to focus much of our energy on what's scary). And it's alot easier to focus on the negative than remember the positive.
So I want to devote this newsletter today to gratitude; things that are actually going well during this time; and what leaders can do during this time.
So, let's practice a little gratitude, shall we?