How to be happier and more successful


Shawn Achor is a researcher and teacher in Positive Psychology. His presentation In this 13-minute  TEDxBloomington video focuses on how you can improve your happiness.

Here is a summary of what he offers from a related post at Forbes.com.

  1. Bring gratitude to mind – Write down three NEW things that you are grateful for each day
  2. Journal – About a positive experience you’ve had recently for 2 minutes once a day
  3. Exercise –  Engage in 15 minutes of mindful cardio activity
  4. Meditate – Watch your breath go in and out for 2 minutes a day and
  5. Engage in a random, conscious act of kindness –  Write a 2-minute positive email thanking a friend or colleague, or compliment someone you admire on social media

Can this really work? Give it a try to see for yourself!

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