The Future of Happiness: Five Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era

By Amy Blankson
Foreword by Shawn Achor
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5.56 Hours 04/11/2017 unabridged
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Technology—at least in theory—is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Technology can drive—not diminish—human happiness. Our brains receive eleven million bits of information every second but can only process forty bits at any given time. Thanks to the latest technology, you have a say in what information you consume. We now have the tools to train our brains to scan the world for the positive, trumping our genes and our environment to reach our full potential. Knowing that technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve in form and function, we need to know how to navigate the future to achieve a better balance between technology, productivity, and well-being. In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, cofounder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies that successful individuals can use to not just survive but to actually thrive in the Digital Age: Stay grounded to focus and channel your energy with intentionKnow thyself through app-driven data to strive toward your potentialTrain your brain to develop and sustain an optimistic mindsetCreate a habitat for happiness to maximize the spaces and places in which you live, work, and learnBe a conscious innovator to actively shape your futureBy rethinking when, where, why and how you use technology, you will not only able to influence your own well-being but also help shape the future of your community. Discover how futuristic technologies can transform the idea of “I’ll be happy when …” to your way of being now.

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Summary

Summary

Technology—at least in theory—is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Technology can drive—not diminish—human happiness.

Our brains receive eleven million bits of information every second but can only process forty bits at any given time. Thanks to the latest technology, you have a say in what information you consume. We now have the tools to train our brains to scan the world for the positive, trumping our genes and our environment to reach our full potential.

Knowing that technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve in form and function, we need to know how to navigate the future to achieve a better balance between technology, productivity, and well-being.

In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, cofounder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies that successful individuals can use to not just survive but to actually thrive in the Digital Age:

  • Stay grounded to focus and channel your energy with intention
  • Know thyself through app-driven data to strive toward your potential
  • Train your brain to develop and sustain an optimistic mindset
  • Create a habitat for happiness to maximize the spaces and places in which you live, work, and learn
  • Be a conscious innovator to actively shape your future

By rethinking when, where, why and how you use technology, you will not only able to influence your own well-being but also help shape the future of your community. Discover how futuristic technologies can transform the idea of “I’ll be happy when …” to your way of being now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Future of Happiness is a timely reminder about the importance of happiness, meaning, and our fragile, promising selves.” Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author
The Future of Happiness gave me tactical tips in the first few minutes and a genuinely happier life by the end…This book couldn’t have arrived at a better time.” Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author
“I am so happy to see Amy address the link between technology and happiness. This book is long overdue for both professionals and parents.” John Stix, public speaker and founder of KidsWifi

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Blankson

Amy Blankson has consulted for over fifteen years with businesses, foundations, and nonprofit organizations around the country about how to create positive and productive leaders. She received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the board of directors for the Corporation for National Service (which oversees AmeriCorps), and was named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. Amy has devoted her career to teaching individuals of all ages to be positive, contributing members of society. She is a mother of three.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.56
Audience: Adult
Edition: English