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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I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More
Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take the good things for granted and blow up the problems. As a consequence, we tend to fall prey to the petty concerns and annoyances in our lives, letting them determine our well-…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 believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.
We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Read More
Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion!
We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again!
Research shows that our greatest fulfillment come…Read More
A talk I gave in which I explore the science of compassion, connection, and tips and tricks to reduce stress. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!
Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress — and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.
My friend Adam Rifkin, LinkedIn “Influencer” and I co-authored this article for LinkedIn.
Why We Overwork
Our business culture has come to value compulsive overwork as the only path to success. Read any business magazine or blog, and you’ll see nothing but “successful” people — startup founders, university students, scientific researche…Read More
I recently gave a TEDx talk that summarizes research on social connection, compassion and happiness! I hope you enjoy it!
If you enjoyed it and think it may be useful to others around you, I hope you will consider sharing it. This knowledge is really only as useful as it reaches those who need it mos…Read More