The Happiness Challenge

Posted on Monday April 30

Congratulations.

You are registered for the Sweetlife Adventures Happiness Challenge.

Your happiness training begins tomorrow, May 1. It will last 21 days.

The goal is to develop the habit of happy and rewire the brain to be positive.

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Here’s how it works -

A few sweet notes -

  • We are on this adventure together. We are just as curious as you to see how this happiness training works. Let’s rolls with it.
  • Need a reminder what this is all about – (re)watch Shawn Achor’s Ted Talk.
  • We are training our minds to have the “Happiness Advantage” (details below).
  • Invite friends and family to take the Happiness Challenge with you. (For example, in our house this will be a family adventure. Each of us will have a small notepad and pen by our beds. We will write our list each morning and share it as a “ticket” to get breakfast.

The Happiness Advantage

The background behind The Happiness Advantage -

“Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow.

But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward:

Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.

In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.H

History of the Happiness Challenge

Experts in positive psychology say research shows we can train for happiness like we train for a 5k; we can rewire our brain to see things more positively by incorporating simple daily exercises.

We decided to try for ourselves with a 21 day adventure in happiness through positivity and gratitude. Join us to see if your brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, healthier, resilient and productive.

Get all the sweet details here.

 

 

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