Last week I spoke at The Million Dollar Round Table in New Orleans, Louisiana. I had a chance to sit in on a few of the other sessions and in one of them I listened to Shawn Achor.
Shawn Achor is a New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage. He is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn’s work on happiness and positivity became mainstream when his Ted Talk went viral.
Shawn shared three habits that have been scientifically proven to make you an optimist. These simple habits are powerful enough to counteract your genes, your environment and your habitual pessimistic thinking.
Three Ways To Become An Optimist:
- Take 1 minute every day and vocalize three things that you are grateful for in your life. Make sure each day you come up with a new list. This process will change your focus and your thinking.
- Everyday write an email, text or note to someone where you praise them or thank them for who they are, what they do, or how they have helped you.
- Work out for 20 minutes every day. Studies show that 20 minutes working out is the equivalent to taking and anti-depressant.
These three habits may seem simple but they are scientifically proven to turn you into an optimist.
Your new positivity will affect your life in every area for good.