By Eric Barker
October 12, 2015
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Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree

I’d revise it to “be your best self.”

People who deliberately exercised their signature strengths — those qualities they were uniquely best at, the talents that set them apart from others — on a daily basis became significantly happier for months.

Via The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work:

HEY YOU: Before you flit on to the next shiny thing on the internet, pause for a just a second:

What are you uniquely good at? Could you do it more often? When? Make a quick plan to do it daily at a specific time or triggered by a consistent event. After you accomplish it, reward yourself. You’re already on your way to a life-changing good habit. :)

This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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