Expressing Gratitude

In today’s world, we see more and more young people indulging in social media and narcissism. People are more narcissistic now than ever before because of the current culture in our society. However taking “selfies” on Instagram isn’t what makes you a narcissist, it’s the lack of gratitude for other people and selfishness that is the bigger issue. Narcissism, in short, is defined as aperson who has an inflated sense of self-importance. This includes disregarding other people’s feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement. In order to combat narcissism, we have to look at gratitude.

In our lives, we all have our own journeys and paths when it comes to relationships, careers, and health. However, one thing that ties everything together is gratitude. Saying thank you is one of the most simple gestures in life but is fundamental to increasing your own happiness. It has been scientifically proven that gratitude improves physical health long term. Gratitude is defined as noticing, acknowledging and appreciating the things in your life. People who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, sleep better and have increased energy. Opening your eyes to the world of gratitude can really change your life. Numerous studies have also shown a direct correlation between career advancement/productivity and gratitude. When you show recognition or gratitude towards your co-workers, employees, bosses etc., it creates a better working environment all around. Gratitude is effective in helping you with better management, networking, and decision making. As a result, helps you achieve all your career goals and ambitions. If you want to be happy, be grateful.