Gratitude is hip.
Skim any self-care blog and you are encouraged to keep gratitude journals, do gratitude meditations, and express gratitude often. We’re told that people who have a sense of gratitude tend to be happier.
In his classic TED Talk, The happy secret to better work, Shawn Achor explains how a regular gratitude practice can rewire the brain.
I recently put these ideas to the test here at Groundwork. I had a cute idea for a holiday marketing campaign: I asked members to write what they are thankful for and be photographed.
And guess what I noticed?
When they write down what they are thankful for, people’s faces light up.
They smile a HUGE smile. Their entire energy shifts from that one simple exercise. In fact, as I made my way around the room, I noticed the energy in the room start to shift.
This gratitude business is for real. And I have proof in photos!
Check them out, and then create your own ritual for bringing gratitude into your daily life. It’s the best beauty secret going around these days…