Mindset: 5 ways to create lasting positive change

Want to know the happy secret?


Shawn Achor draws on psychology and research to suggest 5 things that will create lasting positive change to our mindset…


By doing one of these activities for just 2 minutes a day, for 21 days in a row you can ‘re-wire’ your brain’ towards positivity and happiness – and productivity!



3 Gratitudes (Emmons & McCullough, 2003)


Write down 3 new things that you a grateful for. This rewires your brain to scan the world not for the negative, but for the positive.




Journaling (Slatcher & Fennebaker, 2006)


Journaling about one positive experience you’ve had over the past 24 hours, allows your brain to re-live it.





Exercise (Babyak et al., 2000)


Exercise teaches your brain that your behaviour matters





Meditation (Dweck, 2007)


Meditation allows your brain to get over the ‘cultural ADHD’ that we’ve been creating by trying to do multiple tasks at once, and encourages our brain to focus on the task at hand.





Random Acts of Kindness (Lyubominsky, 2005)

Conscious acts of of kindness – write one positive email praising or thanking someone in your social support network.




Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc. sharing his finding of where human potential, success and happiness intersect. Shawn’s work is based on creating a ripple effect towards more successful (and happpier) cultures.


Click here to listen to Shawn’s TED talk.



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