Working Conversations Episode 86:
An Experiment in Gratitude
What if I told you that what you think about generates your mood?
Are you willing to share what you think about?
Remember, you have 100% control over what you think about.
Many of us go through the day on autopilot, but what happens in your head – those thoughts of yours – are 100% your responsibility. So think thoughts that will put you in the kind of mood you want to be in.
As for me, I decided to do a six week gratitude experiment. Nearly every day for the six weeks leading up to recording this episode, I wrote down three things I was grateful for. The goal was to see what difference it would make in my life.
I deeply believe that gratitude makes a positive difference in one’s life. And it did a beautiful thing!
In this episode, I share the result of my six week gratitude experiment and how you can apply this on your own either as a daily practice or an occasional practice.
As I practiced thinking about the things I was thankful for, I became more attentive to them as they occurred – and being mindful of those things which I was grateful for positively influenced my emotional state. It put me ina state of gratitude.
I guarantee that this practice also trains your brain to look for the positive and to look for the things that are going well in your life — whether those things are as simple as a well-brewed cup of tea, or as complex as a promotion or a big business deal.
Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. I encourage you to be thankful, to experience gratitude more often than you usually do.
If you’ve found this episode helpful, spread the word! Share this podcast episode with a friend whom you might think needs to hear this. Don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating. It would mean the world to me and I will be grateful for it.
I hope that you’ll embrace the practice of gratitude – and let it sink in, let it wash over you, and let it change your mood and your outlook for the better.