5 Happiness Hacks from Shawn Achor in our latest Calm Masterclass
Cultivate joy, no matter your current circumstance, in our latest Calm Masterclass with happiness expert and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Shawn Achor.
In Discovering Happiness, Shawn Achor offers 5 simple practices to dramatically raise your happiness levels and deepen your feeling of connection with the world around you.
For many of us, we see happiness as a prize we get later in life after we’ve found love and accomplished everything we’ve set out for, as if at that exact moment, confetti will somehow rain down from the sky and we’ll finally be happy. It sounds silly, but that’s how most of us view happiness. Dr. Shawn Achor is a happiness expert who’s traveled the world studying what makes people truly happy.
The most exciting thing about happiness (in addition to the pleasure of feeling happy) is that joy turns your brain on to its highest possible level, meaning, it dramatically improves your problem-solving ability, triples your creativity, raises your intelligence, and improves your memory. The science is also proving that when you increase your happiness levels, it impacts the world around you and causes others to be happier!
5 Happiness Hacks
When you pick up one of these 5 happiness habits, you can tip your brain away from your genetic set point of stress and naturally evoke feelings of positivity and apprecaition.
Find out more about these happiness hacks and why they work in Discovering Happiness with Dr. Shawn Achor.
Did you know?
If you’re by yourself looking at a mountain that you’re about to climb, your brain perceives the mountain as 10-20% steeper than the mountain you see while standing next to a friend who's going to climb it with you! Isn't that amazing? We encourage you to do these happiness hacks with friends, family, and colleagues. Together we can make a happier world.
Discovering Happiness Journal
Check out the journal we created! Use it as a tool to reflect on the teachings and exercises presented in the Discovering Happiness Calm Masterclass.
Download and print the Discovering Happiness Journal here.
About Shawn Achor
After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn has worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and lectured in more than 50 countries speaking to CEOs in China, senior leaders at the Pentagon, schoolchildren in South Africa, and farmers in Zimbabwe. His Happiness Advantage training is the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training program to date in the world.
Shawn is the author of New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013), as well as Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog. Shawn was published in the top psychology journal last year for the work he did at UBS in partnership with Yale University to create a more effective stress training. And he recently did a two-hour interview with Oprah at her house discussing happiness research and perception of success.