You’re a busy person with a very hectic schedule. Maintaining a fulfilling personal and professional life takes most of your time, causing you to often feel like you’re on autopilot, moving from one task to the next. It’s great to have a life jam-packed with activity, but sometimes you’re so focused on what’s next, that you forget to value the now. Don’t feel bad — it happens to everyone — but Thanksgiving is a time to take a pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for.
Four Reasons to Reflect on What You’re Thankful For
Appreciate Your Good Fortune
Like anyone, life sometimes gets you down, but overall, you’ve been very lucky. Take a step back this holiday season to reflect on what you’re thankful for. It’s easy to inadvertently take things for granted when you’re busy, so slow down and soak up your good fortune to really appreciate it all.
Honor Those Who Are Always There for You
In life, your loved ones are everything. You’re very fortunate to have family and friends who would do anything for you, so use this time of year to show them how much you value them. Write a heartfelt note, invite them over for dinner, buy a small gift or find another kind gesture to show them they’re kindness doesn’t go unnoticed.
As an ambitious person, you’re never satisfied with the status quo. Simultaneously one of your best attributes and biggest roadblocks to happiness, take some time to celebrate how far you’ve come this year. Focusing on your successes instead of where you’re headed next is a great way to reduce stress and boost your self-esteem.
Relax and Enjoy Life
When you’re always going at full speed, you cover a lot of ground for a while, but eventually burn out. Hit pause, think about what you’re grateful for in life and allow yourself to enjoy whatever it is that’s most important to you. Taking inventory of what matters most is the best way to get your priorities in check and make sure your focus is in the right place.
This holiday season, we hope you’ll take the time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. From the LGC team to you, Happy Thanksgiving.