When you're feeling positive, research has shown you're both more creative and more productive. You can leverage the techniques of positive psychology to enhance your performance at work, and here's how.
- Most people think if you become successful,…you'll be happy.…That makes sense, but in recent years,…the field of positive psychology…has shown that in many ways,…we actually have that equation backwards.…Research has shown that if you're happy,…that actually makes you more creative,…more productive and as a result, oftentimes more successful.…So the real question is how can we become happier?…It turns out they have some interesting answers…for that too.…I spoke with my friend Shawn Achor,…a positive psychology researcher…and the author of Before Happiness…and he shared four key tips with me…that you can implement right away…to make a meaningful difference in your happiness.…
The first is to try meditation,…which sounds hard, and it can be if you imagine…spending an hour sitting cross-legged.…But you can see a decrease in your stress levels…with only two minutes of just paying attention…to your breath going in and out.…That's fast enough, and simple enough,…that even the most impatient of us can make it happen.…
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