We all know the importance of showing gratitude to others in business. People crave recognition and the feeling that what they do matters. It improves morale and increases employee productivity.
From a business perspective, happy employees means happy customers. It’s simply good practice.
In this TEDx talk, Tanmeet Sethi, director of Seattle’s Swedish Hospital, shared, “Researchers have found that gratitude promotes the release of dopamine. It makes us happier. When we practice gratitude, we stimulate the same parts of the prefrontal cortex that modulates stress and pain. When we change our brain, we change our experience.”
Tanmeet Sethi, Director of Seattle’s Swedish Hospital
Here are some ways gratitude can help you in your professional setting.
While expressing and receiving gratitude, do not forget to extend the same courtesy to yourself. Self-gratitude.
Self-gratitude can be a personal practice you do at the end of each day to reap the benefits. It’s short, simple and can be developed into a healthy habit. Our MindFi App comes with audio guided exercises for gratitude, like the following snippet.
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To end off, here is a quote from renown sales guru and best selling author, Zig Ziglar:
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”
Start practicing gratitude and discover the positive impacts to your work and life.