Watch video: Tap into gratitude with these tips from a Swedish expert


In this article: 

  • A Swedish behavioral health expert shares an exercise you can do any time to help you connect with the positive parts of your day. 

  • The GLAD exercise focuses on gratitude, learning, accomplishment and delight. 

  • GLAD is an opportunity to take a moment and express what you are thankful for. 


Looking for ways to connect with a feeling of gratitude today? For most of us, it can sometimes be a challenge. Take a couple of minutes and try this exercise focused on gratitude, learning, accomplishment and delight (GLAD) with Swedish Medical Group's Senior Medical Director for Health Integration, Jenni O'Donnell, Psy.D. It can help you connect with yourself and reflect on the positive parts of your day. 



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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional's instructions.



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Whether it's stress, anxiety, dementia, addiction or any number of life events that impede our ability to function, mental health is a topic that impacts nearly everyone. The Swedish Behavioral Health Team is committed to offering every-day tips and clinical advice to help you and your loved ones navigate mental health conditions.

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