The Happiness Collective
The Happiness Collective Gratitude is an emotion similar to appreciation, and positive psychology research has found neurological reasons why so many people can benefit from this general practice of expressing thanks for our lives, even in times of challenge and change. To begin though, we need to define what we mean by “gratitude.”
The Happiness Collective The word of the day is “sorry”. How often do you say sorry? What are some of the reasons you find yourself saying it? You could be a chronic apologizer without even realizing it. Don't feel bad or apologize for it (see what I did there?) There’s been a lot of unwarranted “sorry” happening lately and with such frequent use of the word, it is being rendered meaningless! Sorry is not a go-to response, so let's not treat it as such!
The Happiness Collective The goal of a mind sweep is simple:** Get whatever is in your head OUT of your head and into a trusted and reliable system where you can then make decisions about them. Although the mind sweep is part of a bigger Getting Things Done productivity system, it can also be used as a great stand-alone tool to help you organize your thoughts into next actions.
The Happiness Collective Last week, we invited you to dive deeper into the four pillars of meaning that Emily Esfahani Smith talks about in her TED talk, "The Power of Meaning". For the next few weeks, we’ll be collectively exploring a bit more of each pillar. Today, we’re taking a closer look at belonging.
The Happiness Collective The idea of The Happiness Collective quickly came to life after a weekend with Tony. What felt like endless hours of research and a bit of chaos, we saw the massive potential this idea could have on both Zapponians and our business. Together, I know we can all can strive to make a big difference here at Zappos, but only if we take a moment to prioritize personal well-being. Want to learn more about The Happiness Collective story? Come on in!
The Happiness Collective A happy, meaningful life is built by being intentional with how you spend your time and where you direct your thoughts and energy. So, let’s take some time to be intentional about exploring a bit of each of these pillars — how we may currently be using them to create meaning in our lives, and how we may not be.
The Happiness Collective Treat others as you’d like to be treated. As simple as this mindset is, there is one small thing we don't often put enough attention on. Before we can "treat others" in any way, we first to be aware of how we're putting ourselves out into the world. Here is some advice on how we can do just that.
The Happiness Collective At its most basic level, “happy” is just an emotion — like anger, sadness, and surprise — and emotions are temporary, fleeting things. But we also tend to use the word “happiness” to describe a state of being in which we feel resourced, satisfied, and fulfilled, which tends to be more sustainable when we have a sense of meaning in our lives.
The Happiness Collective We think it is important for our mental health that we understand just how our emotions influence our behaviors. In short, it is vital that we make a deliberate effort to practice more of the behaviors that leave our emotional bank accounts feeling full and less of the behaviors that lead us to feeling emotionally overdrawn.
The Happiness Collective It’s common belief that courage is an inherent trait – it’s either something you have or don’t. From Brené Brown’s latest research in “Dare to Lead”, we now know that courage is less about who people are and more about how they behave. Courage is a collection of four skillsets that are teachable, measureable and observable. Is this interesting to you? Join us...
The Happiness Collective An article in the USA Today, “Why Do We Feel So Lonely?“, defines loneliness as “the feeling that arises when there is a gap between social interactions you want and reality.” It stands to reason that most of us experience feelings of loneliness when we aren’t being met with the interactions we hope to receive. Join us as we dive just a little bit deeper.