PetSmart Distribution Center Shows Support for Mental Health Awareness Month

The Belonging Council at DC10 set up this great display for associates to write something in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in hopes to uplift others! The amount of support our associates have shown across the distribution centers, stores, salons, and the home office is so inspiring to see and we're looking forward to continuing the momentum and standing #unitedtogether.



 

We want to end this post with a May wellness tip: Gratitude and your mental health




Gratitude – the quality of being thankful, is intricately tied to one’s mental health. Yet, you can’t always flip a switch to a more positive outlook, but research has shown that you can cultivate an attitude of gratitude with a little intentionality. It also suggests that people who regularly feel and express gratitude tend to be more optimistic and less anxious, sleep better, have better relationships and experience better physical health. It may not give us instant relief from pain and stress, but it brings the feeling of control back to us. By acknowledging and appreciating our assets, gratitude gives us the charge of our own lives. Here are some ways to practice gratitude:

  • Acknowledge people who make a difference in your life. Take time to call someone or send them a thank-you letter.

  • Make sharing your gratitude a regular part of your routine. For example, take time during family dinners to share three things you’re thankful for.

  • When good things happen, give yourself time and permission to savor them.

  • Try surrounding yourself with positive sayings and images of things that bring happiness.

  • Spend time each day writing down the things you’re grateful for in a gratitude journal.

  • Consider using a focusing tool, such as a necklace of beads where you focus on something you are grateful for with each bead.

  • Reflect on a memory that brings you joy. You may even want to write out your thoughts as you look back on it.

To help get you started, use this form to get your mind thinking gratitude: The ABC’s of Gratitude.

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