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Giving Thanks During A Pandemic: A Daily Gratitude Practice Improves Mood And Builds Resilience

Gratitude is not just for the good times. A difficult year like 2020 is when we need gratitude the most. A thankful mindset can help us transform challenging experiences into resilience-building ones. And while we tend to think of giving thanks as a private expression that we practice alone or at a place like the family dinner table, gratitude has a role to play in the workplace as well.

Adopt a silver lining mindset

Finding things to be thankful for during a global health crisis does not mean viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses. We can fully recognize the gravity of the situation and the human suffering it has caused while at the same time finding reasons to be grateful.

Moreover, researchers say that looking for the silver lining of a negative or difficult experience can help us reframe the moment as an opportunity to learn and grow. We can look back on a previous crisis and ask ourselves: What did I learn from that experience? What strengths or inner resources did I tap into to get through it?

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Source:, November 24, 2020.

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