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Started another book. It’s scientifically proven that people who focus on positive behaviors regardless of their standing are statistically more successful. Success does NOT create happiness. #thehappinessadvantage #shawnanchor #gay
Next on our list of the best business TED Talks is Shawn Anchor speaking about the power of positive thinking to improve every business outcome from sales to strategy. Check out his talk today to learn the secret to better work! 👌 #twmg #digitalagency #webdesign #digitalmarketing #marketing #ceo #company #business #tedtalks #tedtalk #shawnanchor #happiness #success #businessoutcomes #entrepreneur #inspiration #positivity #sales #strategy
One of my favourite @ted talks is @shawnachor The Happy Secret to Better Work. : He says “Happiness is a work ethic… It’s something that requires our brains to train just like an athlete has to train.” : What do you think? . #smilezone #shawnanchor #happinessadvantage #smiling #feelgood #trainyourbrain #workethic #trainlikeanathlete #mindset #mindfulness #gratitude #happiness #signsareeverywhere #ceo #ceomindset #leadership #tedtalks #learning #businessculture #womeninspiringwomen #inspire #mentor #thursdaymotivation
Just finished this one. So much to take in, probaaaably gonna have to revisit these pages a few times! It was a perfect follow-up to "The Slight Edge"! . . . . #bookstagramer #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #shawnanchor #thehappinessadvantage #wellness #mindfulness #happiness
Something to think about over the weekend 🤔💥😀
以前自以为喜欢文学的我,自从加入职场劳动大军后,没想到开始喜欢看这种自我提升类书籍。 这本The Happiness Advantage 我同时看了中英文版本(不是我要嫌,但这中文译本书名真的很像卖广告😓。不过内容其实翻译得很好啦!) 作者以提出许多研究报告来证明快乐是一种职场优势,而不是随便说说的common sense。虽然是有凭有据的论述书,但是整本书也很好读,文笔就是像朋友在跟你聊天一样,绝不无聊。 社会新鲜人绝对值得一看,老板们更应该看。 (不过看书是一回事,做不做得到是另一回事。#我需要正能量#新加坡图书馆真好 #currentlyreading #阅读 #ShawnAnchor #thehappinessadvantage #快乐工作 #selfhelp #姐姐看书 #哈佛 #Harvard
“Happiness fuels success, not the other way around” - Shawn Anchor. This is so true 👌
Shawn Anchor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential #TXConfWomen #shawnanchor
Got to see him speak last year at the Beachbody Summit! He's pretty funny. Finally reading his book (: #currentread #thehappinessadvantage #shawnanchor #personaldevelopment
Happiness is a state NOT a destination. We don’t pick up our bag of happiness before we leave for the day. The formula of “reaching a goal” and then being happy is not working. You must learn the correct formula for reaching and maintaining a goal in order to be successful. When you are ready for a different approach, give us a call. Or... just wait because another product will hit the online world just in time for you to start over again. (I’m sure that’s not what you really want.) It isn’t a product you need, it is a plan for long term happiness, health and wellbeing or you’ll continue chasing the “next best thing” for a momentary shot of dopamine that never really offers satisfaction or true happiness. This full video is being posted to the FB business page this Saturday at lunch if you like to see the entire video. It’s well worth a watch if you are tired of always starting again. Make sure you e also signed up for the informative emails by visiting the website. The subscribe button is waiting for you there. #happiness #shawnanchor #lifegoals #winning #areyouready #lifestylehealthcoach #oxfordms #functionaltraining #druglesspractitioner #mindset
My #yogafitfamily took the trainers and cooperate staff to the Rise festival. It was transformational! "The ancient Greeks define Happiness as the Joy we feel striving toward our potential." - Shawn Anchor (and the Ancient Greeks) Are you feeling Joy? Yoga and fitness can help heal us mentally and physically allowing us to experience greater Joy in the journey. . . . . . . . . #stopwaiting #startliving #feelhappy #findjoy #yogafitfamily @yogafitinc #yoga #slc #risefestival #qigong #pilates #love #light #shawnanchor #liveyourbestlife #skiutah #yogastudio #alignmentbased #winterscoming #healdepression #journey
So inspired and grateful to have been at @ispadoyou to experience @shawnachor ! What an amazing human! • Gettingclosereveryday.com • #Repost @shawnachor #gettingclosereveryday #ispa #spaindustry #spafinder #spg #travel #travelblogger #followforfollowback #gratefulness #inspiration #group #togetherness #gcemd #shawnanchor
My whole month of October is dedicated to cultivating happiness! Not that I don’t already have it but truly finding joy in things that are NOT connected to achievement and goals! Sounds strange right...like duh Kim we get happy when we lose weight, do something great at work, get a pay raise... . But I’m gonna stop you right there cause that is actually NOT true! WAITING for things to be happy is a recipe for disappointment and ALWAYS needing that next big rush! . So this month is about me vs me. Or I should say me vs my ego! . What’s your focus for October????
Wednesday NEWSFLASH🙌🏻If we can find a way of becoming positive in the present, then our brains work even more successfully as we're able to work harder, faster and more intelligently. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼. We need to be able to reverse this formula so we can start to see what our brains are actually capable of. 🖤Because dopamine, which floods into your system when you're positive, has two functions. Not only does it make you happier, it turns on all of the learning centers in your brain allowing you to adapt to the world in a different way. #happiness 😊 #dopamine #shawnanchor #coffeelife #coffeemovement #howiseemycoffee #coffeegeek #thatauthenthicfeeling #thehappynow #myeverydaymagic #hustlehard #startuplifestyle #beingboss #dontquityourdaydream #hersuccess #girlbosslife #societygal #creativehappylife #motivation #findyourstrong
Few people would argue that smiling is bad for you, but new research is showing just how many ways smiling is beneficial to your career and well-being. Why is a smile so powerful? It all comes down to how smiling can change your brain. Shawn Achor dubs retraining our “brain to scan for the good things in life–to help us see more possibility, to feel more energy, and to succeed at higher levels” as “The Positive Tetris Effect” in his book The Happiness Advantage. His argument is that the popular game Tetris has a tendency to make such an impression on players that after it’s been shut off, people still see Tetris blocks in real life. According to Achor, we can do the same thing by practicing a more positive thinking pattern, which, ultimately creates a happiness loop. Achor writes: “Happiness is a work ethic… It’s something that requires our brains to train just like an athlete has to train.” The more we train, the easier it becomes to think positively, shut out negativity, and, in turn, boost your productivity and creativity, which allows you to perform better at work and life. Happiness advantage. #ebmindful #smiling #wellbeing #brainpower #neuroscience #shawnanchor #happyadvantage #tetriseffect #compoundeffect #positivity #energy #positivefeel #trainyourbrain #performance #workethic #lifeethic #productivity #creativity #success #boost #happiness
Happy Monday! "We define happiness as the joy you feel moving towards your potential." - #shawnanchor It's hard to reach happiness when you're too afraid to leave your bubble. Best thing that's ever happened to me! Do something scary this week!! . . . . . . #doscaryshit #leavethebubble #outsideyourcomfortzone #lifeisanadventure #reallylive #worthit #amazingrewards #happinessisinsideyou #choosehappiness #youreworthit #positivelygettingfit #mentallyandphysically #selflove #disneyquotes #rapunzel
What is success anyway? Shawn Anchor has done some extensive research on the relationship between happiness and success. His research has discovered that conventional wisdom is backwards, success doesn’t fuel happiness. But the exact opposite. We won’t spoil too much here but to learn more check out his book 📖 The Happiness Advantage - How A Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life
I can be your holistic nutritionist this does include lifestyle strategies. You can eat right, but I'd you don't take care of you and your mind, you are missing out on your potential. DM me for more info on how I can help. The brain is lazy and will follow the easiest path. The way the brain works is the more often we do something a certain way the quicker that process will be. This is what practise does. Practice strengthens the neural connections. Just as we can learn to play a musical instrument or ride a bike we can learn and train ourselves to feel happier. If you have built the habit to complain and focus on the negative, these negative thoughts will come easier to you. This will make it harder to feel joy and find happiness and to be optimistic. You may even be more prone to anxiety or depression. It is possible to break this habit It takes practice to focus on the positive. SO WHAT DO I DO? Everyday write down three things that you are either grateful for or make you happy. This can include things that you are good at in your job in your life etc. Give it a try at the end of the day and write down three things that were good that happened to you in the day. For an even stronger affect share this with others a friend, your spouse, a family member. This practice will strengthen your old pathways to find more happiness and joy in the moment. Research shows that if you do this consistently for 7 Days the impact can last up to 3-6 months. People who do this exercise have shown enhanced creativity and problem-solving. They may have fewer symptoms of illness and can function at a higher level during their day. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor is a great read! #happinessadvantage #shawnanchor #happy #happiness #motivation #motivational #quote #keepgoing #dontstop #challengesmakeyougrow #goals #goalsetting #positivity #positive #dontgiveup #motivationalquotes #fitness #behealthy #exercise #health #healthy #gym #motivation #motivational #healthyeating #meditation #education #challenge #success #achievement
One of our first SEL lessons based on Shawn Anchors research! #shawnanchor #thisisit
“You've probably noticed how when someone says hello or smiles at you, your automatic reaction is to say hello or smile back.” - Shawn Anchor #herbitforward #smile #sayhello
The Genesee Intermediate School District’s opening day for staff was a huge success! I’ve been a proud employee with the GISD for nearly 12 years...we are a family. There is power in uniformity. There is mutual support in togetherness. There is unity in solidarity. Together we can...together we will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Praying for a blessed and productive year for our students, their families and our staff this academic year and the years to follow. #ChooseOptimism #BeABeacon #TheHappinessAdvantage #BeYourOwnFuel #FuelYourOwnSuccess #TheOrangeFrog #ShawnAnchor #GoogleHim #GISD #OpeningDay
Let’s try something new. Shawn Anchor, a happiness researcher, learned that when people wrote down three things that happened within the past 24 hours that they are grateful for... and also WHY they are grateful for them, for 21 days straight, that it significantly increased their happiness. But it had to be things within the last 24 hours (new things) and the explanation of why also had to be written down or it did not have the same effect on the brain. I have a few friends that need a lift.. including myself (because let’s get real... who can’t use an extra boost of happiness?). So, I want to share this idea with my friends on Instagram and start a trend. Will you join with me? Day 1... 1) My doggie Buttercup let me use the hairdryer on her today after her bath for the first time ever and she wasn’t scared! Such a sweet girl! It made me feel a more trusting and loving connection with her 2) I was meditating wrapped in a blanket and my kitty Scotch came and crawled inside and put his little paw over my leg. I felt such happiness because he isn’t normally a cuddle kitty. 3) I had a wonderful conversation with a stranger lady about how amazing the Pacific Northwest is. AND during the convo I got to see a salmon jump up into a waterfall 😍😍😍. What 3 small or large wonderful things happened to you within the last 24 hours that you have to be grateful and don’t forget to remember WHY. PS this is a photo I found from my first ever @loris_yoga gravity aerial yoga class. 🤗💕🙏🏻 #gravityyoga #aerialyoga #trysomethingnew #gratitudepractice #gratitudeproject #happinessproject #happinessadvantage #shawnanchor #practiceyoga #practicehappiness #learntobehappy #gratitudeisthebestattitude
#mondaymotivation || Choose happiness 😉. ------------------------------------------⠀⠀ #extremeexteriors #extremeliving #happiness #shawnanchor #qotd
#mondaymotivation || Choose happiness 😉. ------------------------------------------⠀⠀ #extremeexteriors #extremeliving #happiness #shawnanchor #qotd
#mondaymotivation || Choose happiness 😉. ------------------------------------------⠀⠀ #extremeexteriors #extremeliving #happiness #shawnanchor #qotd
Love love love this book!! I am half way through and I am telling everyone I know about it @andreaanderson21 - my awesome client has the best book recommendations!! #thehappinessadvantage #shawnanchor #studentofthegame #alwayslearning #audible
I have watched quite a few TED talks recently and this one is right up there as one of my favourites. It is incredibly funny and gives you 5 tools for your toolbox for a happier you (ones that have got me through a particularly tough time in my life). Just google it to find it because we all know we can't use links in Insta. What is your fav TED Talk? . . . #tedtalks #ted #shawnanchor #happiness #gratitude #randomactsofkindness #selfdevelopment #profesionaldevelopment #unicorn #watchit #favourite
I love this quote! It helps me to remind myself to watch who I am surrounding myself with :) #shawnanchor #surroundyourselfwithgoodpeople #goodquote #quotetoliveby #wisewords #ihavepotential #chooseyourfriendswisely #friendshipmatters
Happy Peeps Say ...”HEY”! . HAPPY PEOPLE KNOW THAT: Waiting to reach that MARK isn’t what really makes us Happy (I share this with my Fitness team), we must choose & learn to be happy (I love sharing tips on this too). AND, ironically, when we choose HAPPY...”The happiness and optimism actually FUEL performance and achievement~ giving us the competitive edge”~ the Happiness Advantage! “HEY!” 😁! Another tip....when we fuel our minds right...we direct our lives. My current Favorite is the book “The Happiness Advantage” ~ by Shawn Achor What’s yours ? —————- #comeongethappy #generatehappiness #positiveenergy #shawnanchor #happinessadvantage
Ever have those days you are just down on yourself? Today is that day! I am feeling Im not getting things accomplished like I should, self esteem a big low, anxiety high, and just not feeling it. Love I have started each day with what I have gratitude towards. Retraining the brain to focus on positive. #alwayslearning #anxiety #selfesteem #energy #keepgoing #workout #positivity #shawnanchor #horsecrazyfitmom
Today I am frustrated with technology...I made a super fun, dancing, silly, video while working out and now can't get it to up load. :/ but I am going to stay positive because I had fun in my workout whether I can share it with you all ot not! #nevermissamonday #staypositive #shawnanchor #workoutmotivation PS I want some new music for motivation got any suggestions? Drop them in the comments!! :)
Had the privilege of hearing Shawn Anchor speak at SUMMIT 2018 in Indy. He managed to explain all the feelings I had about happiness in my gut using straight-up data. Although I believe it’s important to trust ones gut, I’m numbers driven when it comes to evidence. #truthisintheevidence #happinessisyoursforthetaking #shawnanchor #ffchick #quadsquadmom #allheasksofusislove #smilesarehealing #consistencybringssuccess
It was a pleasure to hear Shawn Anchor speak, some things really resonated with me. . Some of us have been led to believe that happiness orbits around success. That if we work hard enough we’ll be successful, and only if we’re successful we’ll become happy. Now...we are learning the opposite is true. . Happiness is a choice, it’s a choice about where your brain will devote its resources as you processes the world. It’s a mindset for your journey, not the result of your destination. . For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential. . What is happiness to you, and how do you obtain it? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #happinessisachoice #shawnanchor #setgoals #setgoalsnotlimits #choosetobehappy #positivethinking #livelovelaughlearn #follow #goodsundaymorning #begratful #instalike #decidecommitsucceed #dreambig #sharethewealth #joinme #blessedandhighlyfavored #healthythinking #healthyliving #transformyourmind #transformyourlife #bethechangeyouseek #peoplehelpingpeople #inspireone #goafteryourdreams #daretodreambig #daretobedifferent #daretobeyou #walkbyfaith #justdoit #girlboss
Have you ever heard the idea that you can’t change people? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I used to whole heartedly agree. Change has to come from within. I still believe that in many ways. BUT you CAN change people and you do it all the time. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I talk a lot about how negative people and energy has a negative impact on our OWN mood and energy. There’s a ripple effect. The ripple effect happens when you’re POSITIVE though too. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ There have been legit studies around this. Medical staff in a hospital were told, as part of a clinical study, to smile at every person they came within 10 feet of and greet every person that came within 5 feet. Half of the staff agreed and half didn’t, but by the end of the month, ALL staff AND patients were reciprocating the idea whether they were part of the study or not. Positive reviews of the hospital sky rocketed, patients reported feeling better cared for & staff reported higher levels of happiness at work ... ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ UMMMM that’s baller. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Our energy, mood, vibe, attitude - whatever you want to call it - changes people. It changed OUR mindset and it changes those around us. So let me ask you this ... ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ What kind of effect do YOU cause? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #teamfitfoodies #happinessquotes #smilemore #domore #shawnanchor #bigpotential #floridagirl #saintpetersburg #floridalife
Do you choose to be happy? We had the privilege of listening to Shawn Anchor, author of “The Happiness Advantage,” at our summit this year. His message was very interesting and made me really think about my life and my attitude towards things. He shared with us that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, if you’re married or single, what kind of career you have-Those external factors only effect about 10% of your happiness. Ninety percent of our happiness is determined by the way our brain processes the world around us. Do you see things through a positive or negative lens? Wake up everyday knowing you have a choice and choose to be happy. If you need to work on this (there are plenty of days I do) I highly recommend checking out Shawn’s books. Life is too short to go through it unhappy.❤️ • • • • • • #thestruggleisreal #thehappinessproject #shawnanchor #thehappinessadvantage #chooselife #chooselifeliveitdoit #boymom 💙 #happymommy #happylife ❤️ #smilesarecontagious #farmlifebestlife
Do you guys know why lightning bugs light up at different times? They are looking for mates. And it makes sense to look for a mate as an individual, lighting up alone. But in some corners of the world, lightning bugs light up together— painting huge flashes of light across the sky. A lightning bug that lights up on its own has a 3% chance of finding a mate. The rare lightning bugs that glow together have upwards of an 80% chance of finding a mate... Our culture idolizes the “lone wolf” & encourages individualism. But in truth, we are better together. Happiness is not an individual endeavor— people are innately connected, it’s how we are wired, and we influence/ are influenced by the people surrounding us on a deep level. We shape each other and change each other. We can choose to spread positivity instead of negativity, we can choose to reach out for help, help others, collaborate... Thank you to Shawn Achor for presenting this, a researcher who studies the science of happiness, our keynote speaker of today's workshop. (You should check out his Ted talks) Being in this environment for the last few days has been so empowering 💓😭 & if you find yourself surrounded by toxicity, you have a place to lift yourself up w me and my team 🙃 @ Indianapolis, Indiana #happinessresearch #nourishyoursoul #wanderlustwellness #mindfulness #liveauthentic #liveinjoy #connection #openness #lightningbugs #fireflies #amazing #shine #bealight #gratitude #shawnanchor #community #tribe #growth
#shawnanchor giving us a phenomenal talk on happiness and how it is created on a neurological level. Joy comes from moving towards your potential, not from a place where everything is perfect and easy. That’s pleasure... not the same thing. Can you focus on finding joy in the journey of discovering your potential? #joyisinthejourney #lookingforhappinessinmylife #40andstrong #momwithflaws
Let’s Go!!!!! You only have one body!! This is your sign to just go!!
Positive psychology changes your perceived road to happiness, allowing you to be happier and work better. This allows your mind to better guard against the wears of stress, preventing burnout. Here are 5 daily practices to help you implement positive psychology: 3 gratitudes Journaling Exercise Meditation Random or Conscience Acts of Kindness For more on positive psychology for better work and happiness, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 @shawnanchor #shawnanchor #positivepsychology #psychology #tedtalks #TEDTalk #keynotespeaker #tedxbloomington #happinessadvantage #happiness #workbetter #bigpotential #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthishealth #kindness #meditation
Who doesn't want there kids to be successful? #positivity is a critical factor for anyone's success, and it's easy to forget how much we impact our kiddos with positive thinking. And the opposite is true! So remember the big goal of getting them to have a great life, and infuse each day with positive love! Need a starting point? Our book on positive parenting and creating a lasting positive mindset is linked to the post! #parenting #teachthemwell #quotes #quoteoftheday #shawnanchor #jonesandmae #momlife #mompreneur #positivemindset
“Happiness is not the belief that we don't need to change; it's the realization that we can.”⠀ ⠀ Shawn Anchor⠀ ⠀ Positive Psychology Researcher ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ If you like this quote and want to learn more about positive psychology and the enormous shift the research can have in your life head over to his ted talk and take a listen. He is brilliant hilarious and full and useful and informative ways of thinking. I incorporate positive psychology into the work that I do with clients in a 1-2-1 forum or in larger groups. ⠀ ⠀ Big love ⠀ ⠀ FP ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mindfulnesscoach #iamenough #mindfulliving #meditationcoach #conciousmind #selfknowledge #betruetoyou #selfloveistgebestlove #selfacceptance #selfappreciation #bristolbusiness #bristolgirl #healthcoach #wellnesscoach #loveandlight #mindfulness #beherenow #womanentrepeneur #bosslady #lifecoach #shawnanchor #positivepsychology #positivepsychologycoaching #caves #light #lightattheendofthetunnel #peace #calm
What’s on your reading list for self development right now? A trip to #chapters always brings me a bag of good books! #selfdevelopment #reader #shawnanchor #briantracy #nevertooldtolearn #homewithlorie @homewithmichael
Waiting to be happy limits our brain’s potential for success, whereas cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative, and productive, which drives performance upward. We become more successful when we are happier and more positive. Go out and read that book and let it inspire you to do good!❤️ #shawnanchor #book #bookstagram #bookworm #bookselfie #success #moreinputs #growth #motivation #educateyourself #goodread
I am watching the most entertaining and insightful TED Talk by Shawn Anchor. Research has shown 90% of happiness comes from how we process our external environment and how we can change this. I am only beginning to learn how but boy am I curious #shawnanchor #happiness #happy #trainyourbrain #happinessresearcher #selfimprovement #livelife #startnow
Episode 8 is up! Today Chris and I talk about having a positive attitude to get through fostering, working, being married, living. Having an attitude of gratitude is so much more than a fun rhyme. Tune in to see how you can spread positivity, even if you’ve been shot in the arm. #linkinbio #newepisodeeverysaturday #podcastlife #fosterpodcast #shawnanchor #happinessadvantage
This is a must read if you manage a team, lead a group, or want to inspire! Or check out his 13 min TedX Talk #happinessadvantage #shawnanchor #tedx
I heard a definition from @shawnachor while listening to @supersoul that really resonated with me: “Happiness is the joy we feel striving for our potential” - - - What does happiness mean for you? 📸: @ronguloyphotography
If you’re dealing with depression, please listen to this podcast with #ShawnAnchor , #SuccessTalks . This will really help you understand things more and hopefully give you some tips you can use to overcome some of your battles .
Making our brain better and brighter @thebrainanownersguide2018lectureseries #braincenter #dallas #thebrain #ownersguideforbrain #shawnanchor #brainphysicals #lectureseriesutsw big potential: creating success at schools and work by making others better #learningfromaharvardgrad
Happiness is a work ethic. It’s something that requires our brains to train just like an athlete has to train.⠀ ~Shawn Anchor⠀ ⠀ #52weets #ShawnAnchor #Rule48 #Happiness #WorkEthic #TrainTheBrain #AthleticRegimen #WakeUpAndWin #GoldMedalGoals #UsainBolt #AndreDeGrasse #ChristianColemanGotNext #2018WorldIndoorChampionships #TrackAndFieldSeason #CoachBrazil #HappiestManAlive
Did you know that smiling can shift your mood? . Smiling research demonstrates that lifting your facial muscles upwards has a positive effect on the brain. I’m not an advocate of fake smiles - so think about someone you love or a happy, funny event in your life and you’ll naturally begin to 🙂 and uplift your #mood . . . Smiling is not to be used to push away other emotions that want to surface and be acknowledged, but simply to get you out of negative thinking which can become a destructive pattern for your brain. . . . . “Happiness is a work ethic… It’s something that requires our brains to train just like an athlete has to train.” Shawn Anchor - The Happiness Advantage . . . . #shawnanchor #happinessadvantage #smiling #feelgood #trainyourbrain #signsareeverywhere #payattentiontothesigns
21 Days of Gratitude and meaning - - Studies have shown that even a person who scores on tests as a pessimist aka NEGATIVE NELLY, can do this 21 day exercise, and when take they test at the end, they have jumped to a low level OPTIMIST! Happiness is a PRACTICE, not something that just happens to you. #SCIENCE #oprahssupersoulconversations #shawnanchor #practicehappiness #imtalkingtoyounegativefacebookpostsnelly
Listening to #oprahsupersoulsunday this morning on my walk, I realized until now I had the defintion of Happiness confused with Pleasure. Happiness is "the joy you feel striving towards your potential." And becuase striving= growing...one must not confuse stress, challenges and having to work as opposite to being happy, because happiness requires all of those to achieve our potential. #shawnanchor #happiness #pleasure #potential #morningwalk #gratitude #singaporewellbeing #momentofepiphany #walkinginsingapore
I've had a rough couple of days mentally and emotionally. I know I need a mindset shift so I'm going back to reading some personal development books that I've read before that have struck a chord with me in the past. I am currently reading "the Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson again. I came across Shawn Achor's five happy habits for the second time and remembered how much I liked the idea of them. So I'm going to be adding them to my daily routine. I really struggle with mornings but I believe that if I get up, write the things that I'm thankful for, journal about something positive that happened the day before, and meditate the rest of the day will go better. Emails (or in my case Facebook messages or Instagram DMs) and my exercise will have to wait for later so that I can get to early morning rehearsals with my dancers. Hoping that this will be the mindset shift I need. Now, I'm an obliger. If you don't know what that is, look up Gretchen Rubins's Four Tendencies. I need external accountability to develop habits. Who wants to keep me accountable?
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