The pillars of being happy in you business journey. Gratitude and celebrating small wins.
There are a lot of studies which support the fact that being grateful can make you feel happier. The feeling of gratitude or feeling thankful is often a joyful feeling and thus making you happy.
Happiness is something that a lot of us want. When you are happy it is easier to work and brainstorm and to continue even when things get hard.
That is also why it is important to be grateful for your business and work.
How to do it
Since I have been trying to do this more I have come up with five questions that I want to answer at least once a week so I can try to really be happy while being in this journey.
I all answer this business related because that is where I want to feel more thankful and happy about.
what did I do well today
what am I grateful for today
what is a small win I can celebrate
one compliment to myself
one thing I look back at and love about my journey so far
Theses questions also include small wins and some self-compliments. I really get caught up in all the things that don’t go well or things I haven’t done yet.
To get past this I want to celebrate some small wins so you keep looking towards the things you did do and achieved.
Here are my answers from this week;
What did I do well today?;
I started working right away and went through my to-do list super quick. I felt super productive and did some extra work!
What am I grateful for today?;
The friends that I made on this journey that keep supporting me and make great business buddies.
What is a small win I can celebrate:?
Working on this for 6 months without giving up and even seeing some process.
One compliment to myself;
I think I showed a lot of persistence through the last six months and that is something I want to be as a person.
One thing I look back at and love about my journey so far;
How it has enabled me to draw and create more than I did before.
Want to hear more about gratefulness and how this works to make you happier? You can listen to this great TED-talk by David Steindl-Rast.
I would love to hear you answers in the comments below!
I also made a worksheet that you can print out that has these questions four times so you can print 1 for an entire month! Find it in the library.1