Thanksgiving: It’s this time every year when we gather with friends and family and enjoy a big feast in the name of giving thanks.
It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the year and consider all the blessings in your life.
For many of us, Thanksgiving Day passes, and as the days inch closer to the holiday season, we forget to stop and take the time to reflect.
Research shows that focusing daily on things you are grateful for boosts your overall health and happiness. Therefore, taking the time to give thanks will also help you as you build your Virtual Assistant business.
Why does gratitude help you build a successful Virtual Assistant business?
Gratitude Leads to a Better Attitude
Gratitude can help increase your optimism. When you spend your time and energy focusing on the good things in your life rather than dwelling on the negative, you gain a more positive outlook on life in general. This positivity can benefit all parts of your life—including your business.
Your attitude impacts how you approach the tasks to accomplish during the day. Are you going to have a go-getter attitude or are you going to complain about everything you have to do throughout the day? As a Virtual Assistant, starting your day with a positive attitude influences how you deal with clients, the impression you give of yourself, and your ability to help others achieve their goals.
Gratitude Boosts Productivity
Gratitude and those feelings of optimism that comes along with it inspire you to accomplish your goals. When you’re appreciative of the tasks you’ve achieved, how far you’ve come, and the goals you’ve already accomplished, you’re motivated to continue the path of attaining even bigger and better goals.
You’re more open to taking risks. You don’t get crushed by challenges or setbacks. You face your Virtual Assistant business every day with a determination to accomplish your goals.
Gratitude Gives You Perspective
As a Virtual Assistant running your own business, there will be times when you get frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired. However, gratitude can help you keep those feelings in perspective.
It’s normal to feel disappointed and even burnt out from time to time. However, gratitude allows you to deal with those feelings with the perspective that they’re temporary and things will get better.
Gratitude allows you to remain motivated even in the face of adversity.
Ideas to Help You Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Routine:
- Message in a Bottle: Get a clear jar and fill it with messages of gratitude. Challenge yourself to write five things you’re thankful for on five separate pieces of paper each day. Consider writing dates on them so you can reflect on all that you have to be thankful for on the days you’re feeling overwhelmed, disappointed, and tired. Put it on your desk as a symbol to keep you motivated to push forward to achieve your goals.
- Thankful Thoughts: Write down things you’re thankful for in a journal throughout the year. Challenge yourself to elaborate on the reasons for your gratitude. How has someone helped you? Why are you thankful for that specific situation? Like the jar, you can look back throughout the year, reflect on everything you have to be grateful for, and use it as motivation to keep going.
- Walk for Inspiration: Get outside, smell the fresh air, and get inspired by what’s around you. There’s a lot in the world to be thankful for, but you must go outside to see it. Appreciate the wildlife, the beautiful sunrises or sunsets, and the air. Plus, the exercise also helps boost your mood and productivity.
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