Positive psychology isn’t just for hippies anymore. Research conducted by Shawn Achor of Harvard University suggests that there’s a biological basis of happiness and we can physical rewire our brains to achieve that state more often. By slightly changing your perspective you can trigger your brain to be more reward focused. Anchor refers to this practice as the ‘happiness advantage.’
Try this simple technique to prime your brain to achieve the happiness advantage. With the increased dopamine you’ll feel more energetic, problem solve efficiently, and think more creatively.
1. Write down three things that you’re grateful for every morning.
2. Write down one positive experience you had in the past 24 hours.
3. Send one positive email to a friend or family member who supports you.