An eventful year is coming to an end and we look forward to an exciting 2023!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to everyone who has contributed and continues to contribute to Mindworkout in various ways. It is together that we make the vision of a mentally sustainable society a reality. We are so proud of the journey we have made since our inception in 2015 and all the thousands of people we continue to reach.

Länsförsäkringar's community investment in mental training for schools and sports

At the time of writing, we are in the midst of the Children and Young People's Mental Health initiative in partnership with Länsförsäkringar Göteborg & Bohusläns major community organisations where we have the great privilege of meeting a new generation of brains in schools and sports clubs. We see first hand how we contribute to a socially sustainable society together with you, for which we are super happy and very grateful!


The power of gratitude

We think a lot about gratitude this Christmas season. It's easy to get caught up in everyday thoughts, demands and worrying news that make us forget to appreciate what we have around us. Sometimes an external reminder can be just what we need to break the patterns of thought and find the good feelings. For us, Christmas is such a reminder, and we hope it will be for you too! Gratitude feels good in the body, so it's not surprising that research shows such positive effects.

  • The feeling of gratitude has an immediate effect. The body raises levels of the feel-good substances serotonin and dopamine . 
  • Gratitude increases feelings of happiness and reduces negative emotions such as frustration, resentment and regret. (Robert A. Emmons studies.) Tip on a podcast with Robert.
  • Improves self-esteem and it provides the conditions to perform optimally. (Study in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology) You may also have noticed that it's easier to rejoice in the success of others when you feel gratitude.

Five tips to feel more gratitude

  1. Feeling grateful does not mean that all worries disappear, but that anxiety is reduced and more positive feelings are reinforced. Practise thinking more about what you want to be grateful for in the present every time a worry or worrying thought comes up. Family, friends, health, things you've learned, etc.
  2. Set a reminder on your phone to take a few minutes to think about everything you actually have here in life. Think about a person you feel gratitude for today, someone who has helped you, grandchildren, the clerk at the store, and think of one thing you enjoyed, something beautiful in your surroundings, a good cup of coffee, the feeling of a hot shower - anything you appreciated.
  3. Writing a gratitude journal before going to sleep improves your sleep (Study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being.)   
  4. Remind yourself to say thank you to others every day. It helps you feel grateful and it helps those around you. A study at the University of Pennsylvania found that managers who remembered to show gratitude increased the motivation of their staff, boosting productivity by 50%. 
  5. To be generous and generous generates feelings of gratitude and it helps to raise oxytocin levels in the body. So maybe that's why it's blissful to give Christmas presents than to receive Christmas presents 😉

Psst! Want to give a thoughtful Christmas gift? A 3-month mental training program as a Christmas gift for yourself or someone else? Read more and buy with wellness money via ePassi and Benify . Or email us!


We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friends at Mindworkout