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Think positive

Feel good through gratitude

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Even in challenging times, there’s always something to be thankful for. Focusing on the good things in your life can have a positive impact on your physical and emotional well-being.

Practicing gratitude may help you:

  • Manage your anxiety so you can see past your worries
  • Boost your resilience, especially in difficult situations
  • Lower your stress and increase your overall happiness

Find your happy (place)

Try these tips the next time you want to appreciate the people, events or experiences that matter to you most.

Write it down

Spend a few minutes each day making a list of the things you’re grateful for.

Connect with others

Call, message or write someone just to let them know they’re on your mind.

Be in nature

Take a walk and notice the simple beauty wherever you go.

Embrace your community

Thank those who serve in your community — like the store clerk, bus driver or mail carrier.

Do something kind

Volunteer for a cause. Or offer your help to someone in need.

Focus on the good

Try to find the positives in every situation.

Take time today to give yourself the gift of gratitude.

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