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Worksheet: Practicing Gratitude

Research shows gratitude is considered a strength and is strongly associated with happiness and well-being. Neuroscience studies correlate gratitude with the activation of multiple regions of the brain resulting in stress relief, goal accomplishment and overall health.

Gratitude must be regularly practiced to be effective, positive and significant. Take a few moments to break away from distractions and use these recommendations to help you practice and develop gratitude habits for positive impact:

  1. Name the person, behavior or experience for which you are grateful.

  2. Describe how you, your team, your patient, your family or your institution benefited.

  3. Describe why this is meaningful to you and/or the team, patient, family or institution.

Download the interactive worksheet to begin incorporating these steps into your daily activities until the habit has developed.

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