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How to find gratitude in your career (even when you're not feeling it)

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With everything moving so fast in today's world of work, it can be easy to forget to appreciate the good things in our lives.

This can be especially true in our careers, where we’re often focused on achieving goals, meeting deadlines, climbing the ladder (or getting off it!), and deciding what to do next!

Here’s the thing - cultivating gratitude for our work is good for our careers.

Gratitude is a superpower when it comes to well-being and work. It can increase job satisfaction, reduce stress, improve relationships, and boost your mood. And when you're grateful for how you’ve added value to others, you're more likely to be engaged and motivated.

Here are three ways to find gratitude in your career (at any age and stage!) that work for women in the EvolveMe community:

1. Focus on your strengths. What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Make a list of your strengths and accomplishments, and refer to it regularly. This will help you remember all the things you're capable of and all you've achieved.

2. Appreciate the people in your life. Who has supported you in your career? Who has challenged you to grow? Who has helped you to achieve your goals? Write down the names of these people and express your gratitude to them, either in person or in a note.

3. Reflect on the impact of your work. How does your job make a difference in the world? How does it impact the lives of others? Take some time to think about the positive impact that your work has, both big and small.

Even if you're not feeling particularly grateful for your career right now, there are always things to be thankful for. Which ones can you zero in on?

  • You have a job that provides you with a steady income.

  • You can use your skills to make a difference in the world.

  • You have the chance to learn and grow professionally and personally.

  • You have the support of colleagues and mentors.

  • You can make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving! Want to incorporate gratitude into your daily routine? Try these tips:

  • Start each day by writing down three things you're grateful for, including something related to your career.

  • Keep a gratitude journal and document your gratitude throughout the day.

  • Take a few minutes at the end of each day to reflect on one thing you're grateful for in your career.

  • Share your gratitude with others. Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues about what you're grateful for in your career.

Cultivating gratitude in your career takes time and effort, but trust us – it's worth it.

Want to dig even deeper into understanding the professional you? Download EvolveMe’s Personal User Manual HERE: You’ll gain greater insight into who you want to be at work as you move forward in new directions!


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