Independence Day, often referred to as the Fourth of July, is synonymous with fireworks, grilling out, and American flags. After all, it is the day the United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress secretly voted for our independence and two days later, on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was approved.
As you enjoy a great firework show and maybe a hot dog, don’t forget to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in such an incredible country. While still one of the youngest countries, the US is known for drawing citizens from all over the world to pursue “The American Dream,” and it continues to lead internationally in the areas of politics, culture, and scientific development. While you salute the founding of America, also reflect and appreciate your career, workplace, and colleagues.
Take Time to Reflect
Sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget to reflect on the good things happening. After all, it’s easier to overlook the good and focus on the negative. Take today to shift your mindset, appreciating the great things about your career. Try setting a morning routine that includes time for reflection to write down what you’re grateful for. Jot down things related to your career path, a helpful coworker, or even something you appreciated about your drive home the day before. Make the effort to focus on the good, and you’ll begin to feel more positive throughout each and every day.
From all of us at The Wilbanks Consulting Group, we wish you a wonderful Independence Day holiday that spreads gratitude through the rest of your year.