Everyone is good at something. If you find yourself in need of a happiness boost, revisit a talent you haven’t used in a while.
Even more fulfilling than using a skill, is exercising a strength of character, a trait that is deeply embedded in who we are.
When 577 volunteers were encouraged to pick one of their signature strengths and use it in a new way each day for a week, they became significantly happier and less depressed than control groups. And…these benefits lasted: Even after the experiment was over, their level of happiness remained heightened a full SIX months later! Studies have shown the more you use your signature strengths in daily life, the happier you become.
To find your signature strengths take this free survey here. 🙂
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