Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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How to Be Grateful Even During Tough Times - Good News Network

How to Be Grateful Even During Tough Times - Good News Network | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
When you acknowledge the people and things in your day that were helpful or appreciated, it can put things back in perspective again and bring you back to center or a more mindful space.
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There are ways to direct your attention in order to regulate your moods and attitudes. It's not easy to "stop being negative". Instead of stopping thoughts--which is extremely difficult--be conscious of the good times and "mark" them for your memories. This article describes some ways to "bank" those good memories so that you can use them against the bad days. You can focus on those positives rather than expend effort forcing the "bad thoughts" away.

 

Reminds me of The Giver by Lois Lowry.

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Smart Phones & Sad Students

Smart Phones & Sad Students | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A look at a recent study linking student phone use to lower GPA and unhappiness.
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Most Things (Even Funny Things) Aren't Funny

Most Things (Even Funny Things) Aren't Funny | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
These strategies might not turn you into the next Chris Rock or even the life of the party. But considering how humor has been shown to improve people's happiness, making life funnier, even just a little bit, is surely worthwhile.
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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. 

 


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As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

 

 

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Facing Dinner with Difficult Relatives? Consider These Strategies

Facing Dinner with Difficult Relatives? Consider These Strategies | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
For many people, the holidays are a joyous time; other people dread them.If you anticipate spending time with difficult relatives, consider these strategies:1. Before you walk into the situation,
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good holiday advice

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Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following things.
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We educators are challenged by these 10 things. We have data to collect, analyze, and share; we have behaviors to manage in the school; we have tests to administer and get students to perform on; and we have reflection as part of our professional practices. Complexities and complications are our daily bread, so we may fall on short cuts that lead to preaching, controlling, criticizing, interrupting, and blaming. Each of these 10 things can eat away out our well-being and happiness, but those mentioned seem to be an occupational hazard that we don't always recognize or confront. 

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