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 »
Work/Life Balance & Happiness
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 »
According to Jasper Bergink, the perennial question is: How to balance our working life with our private life. Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — …Read More »
According to Jasper Bergink, we are getting close to John Maynard Keynes’ expectations 85 years back, that in the future, people would only work fifteen hours a week. Doesn’t it sound utopian to work only four/five hours per day, four or five days per week? Or is it really feasible to …Read More »
According to Joe Robinson “Work Life Balance” is a controversial phrase because it’s debatable whether “balance”, if one imagines an equally weighted scale, is really possible (especially for most senior managers and executives). Nevertheless, the concept of “balance” is an important one for our healthy and well-being and working towards …Read More »
UK employers are failing to adequately invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, which is costing the UK economy £57 billion a year in lost productivity. This is why Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is important. Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is the UK’s most comprehensive workplace wellness study. It is a …Read More »
#1 Spread happiness around you #2 Take some time off for yourself, to think and to keep calm #3 Just be yourself #3 Don’t dare to dream big #4 Focus on yourself but not others #6 Be open and accept useful feedback and suggestions #7 Spend more time with the olds and the …Read More »