What I found most interesting were his recommendations for how to train your brain to become more positive. He identifies 5 different things you can do for 21 consecutive days that can rewire your brain to be more positive, and therefore make you more productive, a better learner and less stressed.
- 3 Gratitudes - write down 3 different things you are thankful for every day
- Journaling - write about at least one positive thing that happened to you every day
- Random Acts of Kindness
Could you do any of these for 21 consecutive days? Would it be worth it just to be more positive in your view of the world? Do you think it would stick?
If you've got 12 minutes, here's the link to his talk...http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html