The proliferation of smartphones and the Internet also coincides with historically high levels of depression and life dissatisfaction. As the speed of innovation only seems to be increasing, researchers are turning attention to one of the most increasingly vital questions of our time: will we continue to see declines in physical, emotional, and mental health due to our current use of technology, or can we harness technology by using new strategies to actually raise happiness, wellbeing and deep connection?
Instead of technology getting in the way of happiness, we have a unique opportunity to use tech to fuel greater levels of greater levels of happiness and meaning within our lives. We can become digitally-enhanced optimists.
In The Future of Happiness, author Amy Blankson, Harvard graduate, Yale MBA, and co-founder of the global positive psychology consulting firm GoodThink, unveils five strategies that successful individuals use to not just survive—but to actually thrive—in the Digital Age.
Get practical actionable strategies and lifehacks for how to:
move from partial attention to full intention;
know when to fuse it [new tech] or lose it;
learn how to hack your distractions to achieve maximum productivity and life satisfaction;
and even how to finally get rid of the tech graveyard in your office drawers to create more mental and physical space to do the things you love.
By rethinking when, where, why and how we use technology, not only are we able to influence our own wellbeing but also we’re able to take an active role in shaping the future of our communities.
About Amy Blankson
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. In 2007, Amy co-founded GoodThink to bring the science of happiness to life for organizations and individuals. Amy brings both passion and practicality to GoodThink. She is currently doing research in partnership with Google to determine how to make positive psychology strategies stick and create sustainable positive change. She serves as a Visioneer for the Xprize Foundation for Personal Health, and was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy is the author of two books: Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies to Balance Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era (Spring, 2017).