Although uncertainty can be challenging, it can also be an opportunity for positive development. That is why, rather than stewing in your anxiety, you should express gratitude. According to research, gratitude not only makes people happy, but it also helps them deal with adversity. Gratitude helps people transition from a mentality of scarcity to one of abundance by refocusing on what they already have. And abundance is empowering because it emphasises the benefits of hard work while also providing a sense of stability.
Write Thank-You Letter by Hand
Saying “thank you” can be magical. It not only makes the person who is being thanked happy, but it also helps the person who is giving thanks. A physical way to focus on your blessings is to write a thank-you note. The trick is to write it by hand: not only does handwriting take longer (allowing for more time for reflection), but it also has more value for the recipient. In a poll of 2,000 adults in the United States, 81 percent said handwritten thank-you notes are more thoughtful than digital ones, with millennials feeling this way far more strongly than older generations.
Surprise Other with Shared Experience
This time offer interactions to increase the gratitude you create in yourself and others. Surprise them so you can see their excitement when you tell them and enjoy the moment. COVID-19 will not stand in your way. Go rock climbing in the open air. Play a round of golf with an old friend. Play a board game online with your mates. When in doubt, work together to learn something new. This serves a dual purpose: it makes you feel grateful for the relationship while also assisting you in learning a new ability or interest.
Be Vulnerable with Strangers
We humans are meant for connections. Reaching out to strangers, even though it’s over the internet, fosters appreciation. The explanation is scarcity; positive encounters with strangers are a clear indicator of social abundance. Even if you don’t feel comfortable attending group activities right now, you can always interact online. Look for virtual meetups, whether it’s for business networking or a hobby party with which you’re happy. It’s all about having genuine conversations with new people.
Give Positive but Challenging Feedback
Do you realise how much you’ve developed as a result of your own struggles? Giving someone challenging but constructive feedback has a similar, but hopefully more encouraging, effect on them. This suggestion emphasizes the reciprocal value of mentorship. this opens the door to more opportunities for advancement, especially in leadership and management.