A simple Google search on leadership will bring thousands of articles quoting the latest research on leadership styles and application. But how does this research translate to high school students? Dr. Linda Liang, director of the Leadership Institute, breaks down the latest research for our parents and students.
Happiness and Gratitude: A Winning Combination
As this is the giving season, an important fact from research is that giving thanks can make you happier. A Harvard study has found that for those who might be feeling overwhelmed, thinking about what is good in your life and giving thanks can help. The Latin word Gratia, from which the word gratitude is derived, means grace, graciousness or gratefulness. Gratitude helps us stay connected to others, and helps us to recognize the positives in our lives.
There are many ways to cultivate gratitude:
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
- Thank someone silently; reflect on good things people have done for you
- Do a good deed for someone
- Count your blessings