Tuesday, February 28, 2012

59 SECONDS by Richard Wiseman

So I've been reading this nifty little book by Richard Wiseman, and I knew I would like it from the subheading: THINK A LITTLE, CHANGE A LOT.

With topics like

how the real route to happiness involves a pencil

why rewards fail

how to give the flawless interview

convince anyone of anything by using your pet frog

how to get in touch with your inner Leonardo,

the book's contents is applicable to all aspects of life: parenthood, personal relationships, work, the creative life, etc.

I love it. And it's also got this journaling plan I immediately put into practice:

Monday: Thanksgiving (write down 3 things you are thankful for)
Tuesday: Terrific Times (remember a terrific time and describe in detail)
Wednesday: Future Fantastic (imagine you have become the person you want to be and write about it)
Thursday: Dear... (write a short letter to a person who has made a big impact on your life)
Friday:  Reviewing the Situation (note 3 things in the past week that have gone well for you)

Really good stuff. Try it!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fun, Irene, and interesting all at the same time. I think he's just trying get people to do some contemplating, a 'stop & smell the roses kind of attitude'. Thanks for sharing about it!


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