One of the benefits of having a 50-minute commute to work each morning is that I get to listen to great podcasts while driving through Fife, across the silvery Tay and into Dundee.
The latest series I’ve completed is the first season of The Happiness Lab with Dr Laurie Santos.
The podcast blurb reads:
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She’s changed the lives of thousands of people through her class “Psychology and the Good Life,” and she’ll change yours, too.
A couple of the most helpful tips I’ve picked up so far are the advice to not only accentuate the positive but also consider what could go wrong, and the advice to be grateful which is something I have been practising for a few years now.
There’s so much in the podcast that I’m going to have to listen to it again. I may even check out the free course on Coursera—”The Science of Well-Being”.
I definitely recommend it.