- Strategies to cope with stress, anxiety or distress – Melbourne University
- One of Many: Stress. 6 Signs and Symptoms that something’s got to change – Dr Joanna Martin
Brené Brown is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.
Upworthy, Alisha Huber says: “Anytime you look at the news, it’s about death, destruction, abductions, natural disasters…
That kind of thing can mess us up. It makes the world look scarier than it is. It’s like wearing [the opposite of rose-colored glasses]. Feel like you’ve fallen into the Matrix yet? Shawn Achor studied happiness at Harvard.
When he tells people this, they say: “Shawn, why do you waste your time studying happiness at Harvard? Seriously, what does a Harvard student possibly have to be unhappy about?”
So … if I had a million dollars … I wouldn’t be any happier?
So how can you up your dopamine?
Take two minutes every day and do one of these things:
- Write down three new things that you’re grateful for.
- Journal about one positive experience you’ve had in the last 24 hours.
- Try meditation, to teach your brain to focus.
- Use the first email you write every day to praise or thank someone you know. Spread the happy.
And it wouldn’t hurt to disrupt the endless barrage of bad news by sharing this with your friends, right? Everyone needs a little more happiness.”
Professor Paul Dolan (UK) Says: “[he’s] an internationally renowned expert on happiness, behaviour and public policy. He is currently a Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the new Executive MSc in Behavioural Science.
Developing measures of happiness and subjective wellbeing that can be used in policy and by individuals looking to be happier. Considering ways in which the lessons from the behavioural sciences can be used to understand and change individual behaviour, and to add to the evidence base in this regard.
Using lab and field experiments to address major challenges, such as the impact of interventions on people’s lives and on their behaviour.”