Recently, researchers at the University of Arizona looked at materialistic values that influence us. They found that study participants with lower levels of consumption reported higher personal well-being and lower psychological distress. During this holiday week marked by consumption—eating as well as shopping—we encourage you to take a minute. A minute, and hopefully more, to enjoy the company of family or friends or even just your own, and to be thankful for it. We at The Renewal Workshop will be doing the same over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
In this Harvard Health article, they indicate:
“Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier, or thinking they can’t feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack.”
The article also suggests a few ways to cultivate gratitude in your life with actions such as writing a thank you note, thanking someone mentally, or meditating on the list. So we would like to take a minute to write a brief but sincere thank you note to you. The Renewal Workshop is grateful for your support in all the various ways you have given it. Thanks for subscribing, reading, shopping, sharing and endorsing our goal of leading the apparel and textile industry to Circular.