At our company convention a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of learning from happiness researcher, and author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Acher.
I love learning from speakers who can present scientific research with humor and relevance. He had the audience laughing over graphs and even threw in the word unicorn.
In my journey of healing from adrenal fatigue, I became interested in how our mindset matters when it comes to overall health.
So this was right up my alley.
Did you know, 90% of your long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way your brain processes the world?
It only makes sense, right?
And, if you raise your level of positivity in the present, then your brain experiences the “happiness advantage” — that means your brain in a positive state, performs significantly better than at negative, neutral or stressed.
You can raise your level of positivity in the present in just two minutes a day.
Yes, you can actually rewire your brain, allowing it to be more optimistic, in just two minutes a day!
For 21 days in a row, write down three “new” things you are grateful for.
The “new” part is important, because what happens, is, over time your brain will start scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive.
I'm in. Are you? Here's to day one. And hey, I am grateful for YOU!
For more ideas on how to raise your positivity in the present, take 12 minutes to watch Shawn Acher's TED talk below.