New PDF release: 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot (Borzoi Books)

By Richard Wiseman

ISBN-10: 0307273407

ISBN-13: 9780307273406

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The results were startling. Compared to those in either the “annoyed” or the “events” group, those expressing gratitude ended up happier, much more optimistic about the future, and physically healthier—and they even exercised more. Your Inner Perfect Self When trying to write your way to a happier life, expressing gratitude is just the tip of the iceberg. There is also the notion of getting in touch with your inner perfect self. In the introduction I noted that a large body of research shows that visualizing a wonderful future is unlikely to increase the chances of achieving your goals.

In contrast, those who received less money thought, “I don’t need to be paid much to do something I enjoy. ” According to the results of this study, it seems that excessive rewards can even have a detrimental effect on tasks that people don’t enjoy. These findings have been replicated time and again. 3 Some of the studies have shown short-term boosts in performance, but over the long haul rewards tend to destroy the very behavior they are designed to encourage. As we’ve seen, what does not work is to motivate people with the promise of a reward.

IN 59 SECONDS To help you incorporate effective writing techniques into your life, I have put together a rather unusual diary. Instead of keeping a record of the past, this diary encourages you to write about topics that will help create a happier future. The diary should be completed on five days of the week, with each entry taking just a few moments. Maintain the diary for one week. 19 If you feel the effects wearing off, simply repeat the exercise. Monday: Thanksgiving There are many things in your life for which to be grateful.

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