The Easiest Way to Boost Happiness Fast
Sometimes is can feel like our happiness boosting efforts are just too slow. But by prioritizing these high-impact skills can help you boost your happiness faster.
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Think of it this way. If you’re in college to learn business, you want to learn the skills that are more closely related to your future career. Your future career would benefit more from taking business classes, like entrepreneurship and marketing. Taking classes in painting and biology would be less relevant. By focusing on the skills that are most closely related to your goal, your make better progress.
What are the key happiness skills?
The same is true for happiness as any other goal. Learning certain high-impact happiness skills will increase your happiness more than learning other skills.
What else makes a skill high-impact? Well, imagine you are worse at math than language. Then you would benefit more from practicing math than language.
Why? Because learning skills that you personally struggle with will increase your happiness more than working on skills you’re already good at. This is why in our happiness program, we always start with high-impact skills. This way you can jump start your happiness fast...and make more progress in the long run.
Do you know which things you should focus on to jump-start your happiness? Well 3 of these are mindfulness, positivity and resilience, which are all covered in our happiness program.
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.