Flashcards in Happiness Advantage Deck (13):
Human flourishing, the joy we feel striving for our potential
2.9 positive comments to negative comments for a corporation to be successful. 6-1 is ideal
when stuck in a negative spiral, create a positive hypothesis to help pull you out
Internal locus of Control
The belief that our actions have a direct effect on our outcomes.
Benefits of: Greater feelings of control lead to higher levels of happiness and higher grades and more motivation to pursue the careers they wanted. What is more important is how much control we think we have.
An event map where all routes end in failure
Adversity: event that happens
Belief: Reaction to event, why we thought it happened, what it means for the future.
Consequence: opportunity or defeat. If we see adversity as an opportunity, we maximize the chance of a positive consequence. If pessimistic, helplessness and inaction can bring negative consequences
Disputation: Recognize your belief as just that, disputing it. Talking yourself down from a more catastrophic reaction, being more realistic
Critical Stress Point
Once stress has reached a certain stress level, the smallest setback can trigger the amygdala, hitting the panic button
Don't write a book, write a page. Biting off more than you can chew can cause procrastination an promote a fear response in the brain.
Tiny incremental changes can add up to astounding results
listless, apathetic feeling that kicks in when we engage in passive activities for more than half an hour
Set agreed upon, managed rules to save willpower
(One coffee break per morning)
Raise the activation energy of habits you want to stop, lower it for habits you want to start.
tendency to act only becomes effectively ingrained in us in proportion to the uninterrupted frequency with which the actions actually occur, and the brain grows to their use.
Small blips of positivity that pepper our lives. indulging in these blips can give us an immediate boost of cognitive power and performance