Happy Thanksgiving week! Since it's that time of year, let's talk about gratitude for attorneys and legal professionals. Gratitude has been proven to boost your career, mental health and so much more! Developing a thankful attitude during this season and maintaining it will help you blossom in your career and personal life.
“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” —Charles Schwab
Gratitude & Work
Having a grateful, appreciative outlook towards work will do wonders for you career. How? Without a negative attitude bogging you down, everything will begin to fall into place. Being more positive will result in higher levels of productivity and better relationships with your coworkers.
“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy
Gratitude & Managing a Law Firm
With the hustle and bustle of bankruptcy law, it can be hard to take a step back to thank your paralegals and legal assistants. Appreciating your staff will increase their loyalty, productivity, and even put a smile on their faces! Here are some ways you can show gratitude to your staff this holiday season:
- Extra time off for the holiday season
- Bring in coffees for the office
“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead
Gratitude & Networking
Who doesn't want to work with a happy, positive person? Being grateful leads to a better attitude, which in turn makes more industry peers want to collaborate with you. Working with other attorneys and even having a mentor are possible with a thankful attitude!
Gratitude & Health
Studies have shown that displaying gratitude is linked to a healthier lifestyle. Those who regularly give thanks and focus on the good live longer and sleep better. And who are we kidding, we would all love to get some extra sleep.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar
Gratitude & Resilience
Encountering challenges is inevitable when you are working as a bankruptcy lawyer and resilience is key to overcoming them. Instead of staying down, practicing gratitude will help you bounce back and grow during times of hardship.
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” —Charles Dickens