We’ve all been there: the afternoon slump, the slow morning, the work daze. While researching The Happiness Track, I discovered that 50% of people are burned out across professions. We’re facing a literal energy crisis.
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In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of us, working long hours and raising families, seem to be approaching burnout, too. Sometimes we may feel …Read More
How You Relate to Yourself Predicts Your Relationship Success With Others
When we think about creating a healthy and successful relationship with someone, we tend to focus on how we can best bridge our differences. We want to allow room …Read More
Why Adderall and stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead.
Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone’s modus operandi these days. And with a new school year starting, you too may be resolving to become more effic…Read More
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Many of us are tired or burned out; here’s how to restore ourselves for good.
I recently became a mother (a year and a half ago, to be exact). Before that, I was busy: writing a book and articles, working full-time at Stanford’s Cen…Read More
We sometimes think of parents as harried, tired and exhausted. In fact a recent study showed that the first year of a child is worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death of a partner! Despite the blissful photos pasted on social media, parents often feel overwhelmed and pushed to the brink.
Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefi…Read More
Stacy Brindise, 30, was eager to have children. But after trying for several years to conceive, she and her husband, Mike, were still childless. Like millions of couples, the Brindises were faced with what doctors refer to as “unexplained infertility.” Couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility are typically active, health-conscious people …Read More
A day without laughter is a day wasted.~Charlie Chaplin
Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for it in their lives? Sure, we like hearing a funny joke, people with a good sense of humor and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended!) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But we sh…Read More
Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Read More