WARNING: Negative thoughts and self-criticism impair your ability to develop strong creative skills.
This scientific FACT has been brought to you by Dr. Adam Anderson, whose study was featured in the 2006 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
What’s more, Dr. A. says that the opposite holds true as well. So, here’s one for all of the Debbie Downers out there —
WARNING: Positive moods can increase your ability to think creatively.
Obviously, if you want to have a creative edge, you’re going to have to get some happiness.
I'm told you can't buy it —
So, you're going to have to make it yourself.
Here are a few recipes that I've found to be handy…
Research has shown that the best way to be happy
is to make each day happy.
~ Deepak Chopra
Most folks are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln
If you want to be happy, be.
~ Leo Tolstoy
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
~ Anne Frank
To be happy, make other people happy.
~ W. Clement Stone
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Dalai Lama
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do
are in harmony.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
And my personal favorite…
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?
~ Albert Einstein
PROMPT: Grab your fruit bowl and mix in a violin. It’s a great weekend to make some HAPPINESS… with a whole heap of creativity on the side.