Happiness researcher, Shawn Achor, says email can make a difference in the quality and length of your life. No kidding! He suggests taking two minutes each day to write and send an email to another person – a direct report, a colleague, your boss, a customer, a supplier, a friend or family member – praising or thanking them. His promise: you’ll receive an instant emotional boost… And, Achor says, if you send one email a day, to a different person each day, it could even extend your life. His claim is research-based and discussed in his writings about happiness.
Why not experiment: each day, write an email, to a co-worker, customer or loved one, expressing your appreciation or acknowledging some aspect of their greatness.
Of course, if you prefer sharing your words of praise and gratitude voice-to-voice, or face-to-face, even better!