Gratitude is good for your health.
Want proof? Shawn Achor can give you some. He is a researcher into the science of happiness. Yes, science; he calls it positive psychology. In one scientific study, participants who wrote about a positive experience three times a week not only were happier when re-tested three month later, but had fewer symptoms of illness. Another study found that people who wrote down three good things each day for one week found themselves happier at a one-month, three-month, and six-month follow-up assessment.
Read my full review in this month’s issue of Library Worklife. Or better yet: read his book.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Review originally published in the November 2013 issue of Library Worklife: H.R. E-News For Today’s Leaders.
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Long, Cynthia. “The Happiness Advantage.” Library Worklife: H.R. E-News For Today’s Leaders. Vol. 10 n. 2 (November 2013). Web. http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/2013/11/11/the-happiness-advantage/