Power of positivity

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Some people prioritize working hard to achieve success, with an assumption that this will result in happiness. However, as noted by psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness inspires employees to be more productive. Based on this concept, it is worth investing time in personal and work-related positivity as a pathway to success. Happiness can be increased by decreasing negativity and improving positivity. Please follow these helpful links on happiness to obtain more information:

  1. https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work
  2. https://www.thehappypharmd.com/
  3. http://goodthinkinc.com/resources/books/the-happiness-advantage/
  4. http://goodthinkinc.com/resources/videos/
  5. https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/
  6. https://commons.trincoll.edu/tripod/2013/10/29/finding-happiness-through-the-pursuit-of-accomplishment/
  7. https://melodywilding.com/accomplishing-wont-make-happier-will/
  8. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-huckabeejennings/happiness-and-success_b_3596123.html
  9. https://alifeofproductivity.com/becoming-productive-doesnt-make-happier/
  10. http://time.com/4856944/secrets-happier-life/
  11. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/after-service/201704/will-success-make-you-happy
  12. Music Relaxation – Top 10 Songs for Reducing Anxiety

Refuting irrational thoughts

Negative and irrational self-talk can result in increased stress and emotional disturbances. Irrational thoughts can stem from misperceptions of reality (i.e. when an airplane shakes, the wing will fall off) or perfectionist tendencies (shoulds, oughts, and musts). Please follow these helpful links and books on refuting irrational thoughts to obtain more information:

  1. Davis M, Eshelman ER, McKay M. (2008). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook, 6th ed. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications.
  2. http://albertellis.org/rebt-pamphlets/Techniques-for-Disputing-Irrational-Beliefs.pdf
  3. https://psychcentral.com/lib/answer-your-irrational-thoughts/
  4. http://operationmeditation.com/discover/6-ways-to-deal-with-irrational-thoughts-and-anxiety/
  5. https://counseling.dasa.ncsu.edu/irrational-beliefs/
  6. http://www.mrgalusha.org/uploads/5/5/4/8/5548294/refuting_irrational_ideas.pdf
  7. https://thriveworks.com/blog/cognitive-distortions-irrational-thoughts-making-us-feel-horrible/
  8. https://www.smartrecovery.org/are-you-a-loser/
  9. http://blog.harringtoncreativecounseling.com/2014/01/02/refuting-irrational-beliefs-its-all-your-fault/
  10. http://www.stress-explained.com/stop-irrational-thoughts.html
  11. https://www.bjclearn.org/resiliency/PDFs/004102.pdf
  12. https://prezi.com/qhypi3e_t0k8/refuting-irrational-ideas/

Creating an affirmation statement or positive affirmations

An affirmation statement is a statement or proposition that is declared to be true. The purpose of an affirmation statement is to affirm who you truly are, or to affirm who you would like to become, and give you the confidence and motivate you to carry on a day-to-day basis and during difficult times. Please follow these helpful links to creating your very own affirmation statement and/or positive affirmations:

  1. http://www.dummies.com/health/mental-health/self-esteem/how-to-write-your-own-affirmations/
  2. https://www.the-guided-meditation-site.com/how-to-write-affirmations.html
  3. https://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Effective-Affirmation
  4. http://enlightenmentportal.com/affirmations/how-to-write-affirmations/
  5. https://dailyburn.com/life/lifestyle/instagram-positive-affirmations/
  6. https://www.louisehay.com/affirmations/
  7. https://blog.mindvalley.com/positive-affirmations/
  8. https://www.prolificliving.com/100-positive-affirmations/
  9. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-carmen-harra/affirmations_b_3527028.html
  10. http://theeverygirl.com/50-positive-affirmations-you-should-tell-yourself/

This page was last modified on April 17, 2020