You’ve worked hard to land a good job, you’ve got a decent boss and your colleagues are easy to get along with. Your salary isn’t amazing, but it’s enough to pay your rent and bills. You feel grateful that you’re employed at all, particularly when so many people are facing redundancy as a result of COVID-19.
Being thankful is rarely a negative thing. In recent years, research into positive psychology has consistently linked gratitude with greater happiness. And at work, feeling grateful can have a number of positive outcomes, including lower stress levels, more positive emotions and higher job satisfaction.
We’re often reminded to express gratitude and to appreciate the good in situations. But in some cases, gratitude can be taken too far. When we find ourselves overly thankful, it can deny us our