“200 studies worldwide find that happiness leads to success in nearly every domain,
including work, health, friendship, sociability, creativity, and energy.” -The Happiness Advantage P.21
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage has come up with a 45 second rule. It’s mentioned at about the 3:45 minute mark of the following video:
The rule is to list, daily, within 45 seconds, 3 positive things that happened to you during the previous 24 hours. There must be a “Why?” component and it can’t be the same thing twice. The net affect of this is that it induces humans to become happier-in-the-moment. Humans then enjoy appreciation/gratitude – a contraction, I believe, of “Great” and “Attitude”.
“Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change; it is the realization that we can.” -The Happiness Advantage P. 24
Bless your New Year with Happiness!
These 3 gifts are primary. There will be a secondary post in a couple of weeks which depends on this post having been learned. Many humans know rules like these but appear to bespeak of them more than acting on them. The difference means everything – and they really like this one!