After watching an inspiring Ted Talk titled “The happy secret to better work” which discussed how happiness inspires productivity, I was moved to try it out for myself (what do I have to lose)?!
I just recently completed the 21 day gratitude challenge and as I reflect on my attitude I am amazed by the results! Not only has it become more natural to feel grateful for the little things in life (hey, the waitress remembered not to put a lemon in my ice tea!), to recalling a positive memory each day (my youngest nephew actually laughed at my joke!), but it’s also become second nature to turn negatives into a positive such as: “My flight is delayed which means I’ll miss my connecting flight resulting in an 8 hour layover in the Miami airport again” (true story!) to instead changing the mindset to “Excellent, my flight is delayed which may result in additional airline miles for a future trip”!