Kat’s Empowerment Tips: The Angel’s Guide: Find YOUR Happiness Advantage!
Today’s tip was inspired by a favorite TED talk, from Positive Psychologist Shawn Achor, about the Happiness Advantage.
His main point is the way we measure success is flawed; we tend to think in terms of goals and success as “Once I reach this goal, then I’ll be happy.” Only we end up just moving the goal further and further out, with no way to get to happy.
He pointed out that our brains actually work the opposite way; if we start by being happy, that gives us a major advantage; we can then be faster and more accurate in completing tasks and actually accomplish our goals.
It sounds counter-intuitive but I’ve tested this for myself and so far, it’s proven to be true. I’ve found the process to be at least a little bit easier and more manageable.
It seems to work especially well when I try to look at things through the eyes of my inner child and let her inspire a bit more fun and joy into my day. Even taking a 5 min break to close my eyes and imagine how my inner child would like to do in this situation seems to lighten and brighten my day.
This process seems to be the real way to “work smarter, not harder” by taking advantage of how your brain works and working With it. Plus, it’s a lot more fun!
Psychologists say that your brain can’t tell the difference between what you imagine is happening vs what is really happening. All the more reason to be as positive as you can be!
What results will you get when you try this? I look forward to hearing your results.
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