5. Be grateful.
When you encounter negative events, it’s important to notice what’s also going well. Thinking about the good, even if it’s just a few minutes a day, helps balance out the stress from negative events.
Rewire your brain to become more optimistic by helping it store more positive events through gratitude. Write down three things you are grateful for as soon as you find yourself becoming overwhelmed. For example, “I am thankful for having the skills to do my job,” or “I am thankful for having a satisfying career.”