I spent a lot of time in 2015 studying neuroplasticity, positive psychology, and systems to enhance productivity.
Science clearly shows that, via your thoughts and actions, you can prime your brain to enhance positive experiences and mood, as well as engage emotional resilience during negative experiences.
Another important consideration as you enter 2016:
Daily planning and review will help you define goals and guide behavior in a manner more harmonious with your long term aspirations.
It’s important to develop a clear picture of your overarching goals and desired life balance. Then, use a daily accountability system to become more mindful of how you choose to dedicate your time. Evaluate the consistency of your behaviors with your stated goals.
Tools to start the New Year with a focus on emotional well being:
1. Consider taking this Positive Psychology online course via Coursera.org.
The instructor, Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, is a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is President-Elect of the International Positive Psychology Association. This course is free if you opt out of receiving a course certificate; $49 if you would like to receive a certificate of completion.