When we feel stress, our brains can get caught up in our worries and frustrations. It can feel like we’re caught in a downward spiral of negativity, and we can’t break free. And here’s what you need to know about these times: our thoughts don’t actually have a will of their own. Our thoughts are waiting for us to direct them and tell them where to go.

What if you knew how to redirect your thinking and flip that switch in your brain, to shift from anger to peace of mind so that you immediately felt calmer and happier? What if you had a tool you could use not only for yourself, but also with your colleagues, friends, and family? Flipping the switch from negative to positive thinking happens most quickly with one mindset tool: the practice of gratitude.

In this episode, Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum discusses gratitude — what it is, what research has shown, and how you can practice it at home and at work. She shares examples of how to practice gratitude, as well as the personal situation that prompted this episode. Focusing on gratitude can help you change your perspective to appreciate the good in your life, even in the midst of challenges.

If you are ready to empower yourself with a brain tool that can shift your brain and the brains of those around you, press the play button now.

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Executive and Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum

Are you a leader who would like to think and act more calmly, clearly, and confidently?

I work with senior executives and emerging leaders to help them better manage leadership challenges — whether navigating challenging work environments, communicating more confidently, or making high-stakes decisions. If you would like to learn strategies to shift unhelpful mindsets and behavior patterns, contact me now for a complimentary strategy session.
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