Dr. Robin recently spoke with a man who was taking care of his children while his wife was away for a few days—he was exhausted and thought he was going to lose his mind! He didn't realize how difficult it was to be a full-time parent, and he told his wife that he appreciated her. Just as this man was unaware of how hard his wife works, many times we can be clueless about much time and effort others put into their work, Dr. Robin says.
Learn how to appreciate everyone who is contributing to making your life better, Dr. Robin says. Perhaps it's someone who makes your life easier at home or makes your office cleaner. "Open your eyes and widen your heart so you can be grateful for all of the contributions that people make to helping us live our very best lives," she says.