Bring Your Strengths to Life & Live More Fully

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.

source: The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

To find your signature strengths take this free survey here. 🙂

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