When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel. But writing is so much more.
Reader View · 3 min read · 2020-10-05 · The field of positive psychology operates from the premise that we ought to acknowledge both the light and the dark sides of life. It focuses on positive... · Shared by 2338, including Ceferino Díaz, Tarik ESSAADI, Katja Evertz, Neil Hart 💙
positive psychology functions constructively in helping us get more of what we do want, and making ourselves better, happier people.
Reader View · From 2020 · Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things… · Shared by 988, including Katja Evertz, Jonathan Kogan, Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. 🌎🎙🚀 (he/him)
Reader View · 5 min read · Jul 29th · “When I achieve this goal, then I will be happy.” We often mistakenly believe that achieving our goals will make us happy. That tendency is called the arrival fallacy. · Shared by 1515, including Neil Hart 💙, Ines Bieler
Although completing a goal may lead to the arrival fallacy, Dr Tal Ben-Shahar maintains that having objectives is essential to personal growth.
Reader View · 8 min read · May 26th · Happiness can never last "ever after." Positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar explains how happiness can grow from painful experiences. · Shared by 1208, including Katja Evertz
So the paradox is that on the one hand, happiness is clearly a good thing. On the other hand, valuing it as a good thing is problematic.
Reader View · 2 min read · May 31st · 3 IDEAS FROM ME I. “Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment.” II. “Your habits are how you embody a particular identity. When you make your bed,… · Shared by 1213, including Katja Evertz, Neil Hart 💙
Author Leo Tolstoy on the opinions of others: “If you care too much about being praised, in the end you will not accomplish anything serious.
Reader View · ~18 min read · 2020-10-05 · This extensive article discusses how the human pursuit of happiness can be measured, studied, and applied to increase world happiness. · Shared by 608, including Ceferino Díaz, Jacob du Toit, Katja Evertz
Happiness can be measured by these three factors: the presence of positive emotions, the absence of negative emotions, and life satisfaction
Reader View · Jun 7th · If you dread getting out of bed in the morning; if you are bad tempered with co-workers, clients or customers; if you leave work feeling an exhaustion that goes way beyond tiredness... it could be… · Shared by 821