Soapbox: Gratitude is essential right now
Digital marketers are a tight community of people who know how to solve problems and help each other. We can get through this together.
I didn’t always buy into gratitude practice. I thought it was naive and corny — akin to the “Live Love Laugh” signs you see at Hallmark stores.
But acknowledging the good around us can be a key component in improving mental health and approaching our work from a positive and productive place.
Gratitude doesn’t mean ignoring the truth of what’s happening. Nearly everyone is suffering in some way.
I had a bit of an anxiety breakdown the other day, so I talked to my therapist, who reminded me of the power of gratitude.
What do we, as digital marketers, have to be grateful for?
- We work in digital, meaning the hit we take won’t be as severe. Many of us can still find ways to make money.
- We’re more acclimated to working from home, even if we haven’t before, because of our comfort with technology.
- The marketing community is tight. I’ve seen multiple posts about how people are trying to help each other out. It’s incredible to see.
- Our customers and clients doing their best to stick with us, even when they’re struggling.
Think of the ways in your personal lives that you’re grateful, as well. Hold onto those things.
And remember that we’re all in this together.