Shawn Achor

Start the New Year with gratitude; it can make a difference. Today’s advent post is a useful reminder for those of us in the West of England AHSN who took part in Appreciative Enquiry training recently.

Many of us believe we must work hard to be happy. But could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny TED Talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. The benefits of a gratitude journal will in a short space of time be as successful and longer lasting than winning the lottery.