I’ve read more about the power of positive psychology. When I first saw this, it seemed so old style. Hadn’t we heard about this years and years ago? Does it really work? What I discovered was the ongoing new and updated research on how this works. It is a bit more involved than when I first saw it more than two decades ago. This has to do with habit. Creating a positive journal that one must keep up with for 21 days. With specific habits.
According to Shawn Anchor of TedX fame, he posits the following:
Small Changes Ripple Outward and the Power to Creating Lasting Positive Change
- 3 Gratitudes written daily
- Exercise (8 mins a day)
- Meditation (2 mins a day)
- Random acts of kindness
This sounds like a plan. This is a plan I am adapting There have been several bloggers which I have followed this year who have focused on removing negativity from their lives. I am inspired and will find that my focus on the positive will be my 2013 change. I commit to beginning this year with this daily journaling exercise. I’m excited and feel that this is a door which I can use. Come join me. Let’s make 2013 the year we found the positive influences in our lives.