According to the National Institute of Health, gratitude is defined as "the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to one's self."
Speaking to CRNtv at this year's Women of the Channel East conference, Dorothy Copeland, IBM's vice president of global business partners for North America, discussed the benefits of practicing gratitude, which include lower stress levels, an increased immune system and decreased depression.
"There was a recent Harvard Business Review [article] that talked about how thanking people and being positive was actually more motivating than putting fear into them," said Copeland.
Experts suggest that one way to practice the "gratitude diet" is by listing positive thoughts in a daily journal.
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