Connect With Gratitude
When you focus on gratitude, you simply can’t focus on your own stress. Plus it’s really easy to be grateful and do something nice for someone else.
Giving Is Timeless
My friend Dr. Drew Ramsey explains that the practice of gratitude and giving is timeless. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just hold the door for someone else. Say or do something nice to someone in your life or to a stranger. I’ve noticed that when I’m stuck in a long line of traffic and “Iet someone in”, I feel pretty good when they give me the “thank you wave.” I instinctively wave back.
Make A Connection
What if you said to someone at work, “That’s a really nice blouse you have on”? You would undoubtedly brighten their day. It could begin a conversation and a connection based in gratitude. Having a connection with others naturally soothes.
The Ultimate Bond
When I see people who are very agitated, in many cases they haven’t had a conversation with another person in a while. Make sure to connect with people through gratitude. It’s the ultimate way of bonding.
Looking for more ways to find calm amidst the chaos? Read Jim’s book Soothe and listen to the collection of Soothe CDs.