A friend of mine once linked me a TEDx talk of Shawn Achor, who talked about linking positive brains to performance, it is called ‘The Happiness Advantage’. A good title, I’ve always thought.
While I really enjoyed the whole talk, it was the last part, during which he suggests a certain exercise to his audience, that really got to me. The main goal is that you get a more positive look on life after the 21 day exercise. It’s simple, yet brilliant. Whether this works for you depends, again, on how open you are to it. I’ve done this exercise – slightly altered – and I felt it worked quite well. I consider myself a positive person so I am not sure if the effect is the same on me as it would on let’s say a negative person. Yet the result was there, whether created by the mere feeling or actual brainy/scientific stuff, I can’t tell.
A link to the video, it starts at the point where Shawn explains about the exercise: