Earlier this year, the editorial team here at Medical News Today took part in a full-day mental well-being workshop. For me, one main takeaway from this workshop was the importance of gratitude.
The workshop highlighted that in the midst of all the negative things that might be happening in life — be it work stress, a relationship breakdown, or health problems — it’s important not to lose sight of the positive things.
When going through a difficult time, it can be extremely hard to shift to a positive mindset. It helps me to keep a gratitude journal, which is a little tip I picked up from the workshop.
Every day, I write down one positive thing that has happened and that I am grateful for. They’re often seemingly small things, such as a colleague making me a hot drink or having a nice chat with a friend, but they’re a reminder that even through bad times, there are things to be thankful for.
One thing I am always grateful for is the immensely talented, curious, and empathetic people I work with every day at MNT. And I speak for the whole team when I say that we are grateful to you, our readers, for coming to our site and being so engaged with our content.