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How To Feel Gratitude At Work When Everything Feels Bleak

Even if you can't be grateful for your work situation, you can still thank yourself

Over the holidays, people are urged to be grateful for all the goodness in their personal and professional lives.

But in the year of a coronavirus pandemic in which 3.6 million Americans have been unemployed for six months and millions more are living with fear and uncertainty about their own futures, it can be difficult to find any silver lining in your career.

Our brains have a built-in negativity bias that overlooks good memories. That’s why when life is particularly hard, it’s especially important to find and create moments of positive connection to feel grateful for. It helps us not to forget the good in our lives.