One of the great powers of the brain: Imagination. According to Jasper Bergink, imagination is a force that can both have a positive and a negative effect on our happiness. On the positive side, our possibilities to foresee what the future could be like help us to set goals …Read More »
Jasper Bergink, contests that the assumption is that when a country becomes richer, its citizens will be better off. But is that the case? Research shows that the Western world is a lot richer than fifty years ago. At the same time, we are hardly any happier than in the …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: How will you buy your happiness? | If you think that money can’t buy happiness, you’re just not spending it right
TEDx speaker Michael Norton offers his advice on buying your happiness. Spend money on experiences: According to Jasper Bergink, commenting on the five principles on happy money, it’s not material goods, but rather, the special moments in our lives that we cherish. No matter what we buy, we adapt to material …Read More »
According to Jasper Bergink, 100,000 hours. 6,000,000 minutes. 360,000,000 seconds, is roughly the time of our life that we spend at work. And research shows, that not many people think of work as a potential source of happiness. But a stimulating job can be a source of flow, of pride, and …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: Engagement can be reached with the help of 3 factors: Autonomy, mastery and purpose
Dan Pink contests that in the current business climate, staff management is no longer suitable for the 21st century employee. Our jobs today require a specific set of skills. As the content of our jobs has changed over time, our management has to change, and our working cultures should be …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: Crush your comfort zone will help you to experience new things and grow self-confidence
According to Jasper Bergink, one of the challenges that we all face as human beings is to exit our comfort zones. But if we just start something exciting and new, we make the magic happen. And if we do it over and over again, at some point it will become …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: Happy maps | Why should you sacrifice quietness, beauty, and ultimately happiness for efficiency?
Data analyst Daniele Quercia combines maps and happiness, and contests that caught in the fast pace of life, people tend to sacrifice quietness, beauty, and ultimately happiness for efficiency. Based on these findings, he created an app that offers you the happiest, prettiest, and quietest route instead of the shortest …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: The happiest days are behind you | The past, not the future, is the source of happiness.
According to Jasper Bergink, the common tendency of individuals is to see happiness as something in the future. One of the main reasons why people are unhappy is that they project happiness on goals they haven’t achieved yet. And often, these goals are conflicting. As Biswas-Diener, a happiness researcher and …Read More »
Jasper Bergink poses the perennial question: What would happen if our emotions would just disappear? Are we able to regulate our behaviour if we wouldn’t be able to feel joy or sadness anymore? Those questions form the main idea behind the recent Disney-Pixar movie Inside Out. The movie shows the complexity …Read More »
Dr. Selligman and other positive psychologists have measured and modeled happiness, and researched the link with happiness. The findings support the notion that happiness is correlated with a lot of positive things, from longer healthy life years to better marriages and social relationships, and better performance in the education systems. …Read More »