10 Julio Happiness and productivity
To tighten the teeth or to laugh, that is the question.
I write this article inspired by a TED video. You know TED talks, conferences on ideas that are worth the trouble to be shared? You can know more envelope they in this connection.
Then, this TED video arrived at suggestion from tweet of Alvaro L³pez, of autorrealizar to you. Immediately it ignited the light bulb on an aspect of life to which every time I give more value him, than is the care of the inner world.
Taken care of psychology, the soul, the guts, the things of one, as you want to call it. But something that is fundamental for you as student.
First of all, I invite to see the mentioned video to you of psychologist Shawn Achor (you can put subtitles doing click in the icon of down to the right).
WHAT HAS SEEMED TO YOU?
I believe that Shawn Achor is right much in which he exposes. And moan all along that I passed of student tightening the teeth and feeling me bad through not being able to study more hours to the day, or not to concentrate an afternoon to me of study¦ instead of to appreciate the hours that already had been able to work.
I am not saying to you that you stop demanding mismo/a to you and you are satisfied and so the life brings to you. It does not have anything to do. But Achor is right all the when in the minute 6:47 is surprised of which most of the students of Harvard are centered in it last it of the study, instead of to feel happy to be in the University of its dreams.
I ask to you: How many times in the last semestral you have thrown plagues of your Faculty, or you have felt desgraciado/a to receive terrible classes, or to have to study mountains of matter for the examinations?
Where it remained the joy that you felt when you could enter your wished race more, Medicine?
I will tell you where it remained: within your mind, buried by your beliefs on the terrible thing that it is the world.
HE IS NOT WHAT HE HAPPENS TO YOU, BUT WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT WHICH HE HAPPENS TO YOU
This phrase is of Rafael Santandreu, a very prestigious mental psychologist in Spain. In this video it speaks to us on that tendency to see the terrible side of the external situations, and how to revert it.
I know that now you are thinking that you cannot feel cheers when you have a mountain of notes that to study for an examination. In agreement, in an acute situation as that is reasonable to feel an acute boredom or downheart. But Achor in its video, and Santandreu in their books and interviews talks about to another thing: to your personal vision on the world (something chronic, to continue using clinical terms).
If you behave in your life of student as the television newscasts or reporters, you will only concentrate in the negative aspects.
But tests some of the propose techniques in the video of Achor, as spending some minutes to the day looking for things by which to feel to you been thankful to the life, you will be, within a few weeks, less pessimistic and more inclined to see the amiable side of the things. I can tell you that it works, because I have proven that technique successfully. And as Achor says, the optimism provides more energy, more productivity, and more dopamine to you, which favors the learning.
Thus, when you ahead have an examination, you can think about the knowledge that will leave that examination in your mind, in the later well-being which you will feel after fulfilling your having, in the prize that waits for after that duro work to you (Ah, which usually you do not award yourself after working hard for an examination? Then already you are home¦).
TO GO HAPPY BY THE LIFE IT IS BAD SIGHT?
To be happy is something that all we wished, but that in certain way it has bad press. And if no, one of the characters more chronically happy of Simpson, Ralphie or Rafa, the boy of the perennial, and, also most idiot smile remembers of the class.
There is certain glamor in the punished hero of the action films that go throughout with the gathered frown and face of circumstances. It is well tightening the teeth when the aliens invade the Earth and you put for the corresponding film of Hollywood. But that not always works in the case of the university students.
So next I enumerate a series of activities that can provide emotional well-being to you and therefore greater energy to continue studying:
- To make sport
- To chat with friends
- To see videos of dogs and adorable cats
- To write 3 things by which you are thankful
- To meditate
- To make good actions by the others (to visit your old grandmother, to collaborate with a NGO)
If you want to know more about how to be better, and to speak with your mind of a more positive form, I invite to you to read the interview to Carol Dweck and its theories on the growth mentality (something already pointed in this entrance of the blog, you speak with your mind of the suitable form). And if you wish to know part the academic investigation around the search and support of the happiness, it reads the revision of Lyubomirsky published in Review of General Psychology in 2005.
AND YOU, HOW YOU WORK YOUR WELL-BEING AS STUDENT?