How the Virus Stole Happiness

It has been almost one and a half years since the outbreak of COVID-19. After such a long time in isolation and with very little social contact, a young woman struggling with mental health and her best friend are getting ready to go to their very first party since the beginning of the pandemic.

Listen to find out about how the virus has impacted their lives. Will everything be the way it was before? Or has the global pandemic changed their perspective on gratitude and happiness?

Sources (Intro sequence):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2klmuggOElE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJycNmK7KPk&t=52s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2klmuggOElE 

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Happiness and Self-Optimisation

Haven´t you always wanted to be that one happy person who always seems to be in an inner state of peace? If your answer is yes, then listen to this short podcast and get involved mentally. We will talk about our personal experiences with happiness and the so called “flow state”, which we will explore in more detail in this podcast. The main focus in this podcast will be on whether happiness can be reached through self-optimisation.

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Our Happiness Practices – The Happiness Lab

What is one important goal in your life?

When asked this exact same question, many people mention happiness as one of their top goals. In this podcast we discover how happiness can be achieved and which practices are worth trying out!

Podcast by Lena and Jessica

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Society vs Happiness

In this podcast, Julian and Julia share their personal experiences with gender stereotypes, prejudices and how they impact their happiness, as well as social developments and individual behaviour that can help everybody to live more freely and happily.

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Make some time for yourself to feel happier

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” Ralph Marston

Everyone is talking about “just be happy”, “do things you like” but it is not that easy. How do I find time for that? With some small changes, it is possible to have at least 5 minutes a day to increase one’s happiness. You won’t believe me? Go ahead and try it for yourself after listening to this podcast.

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The Little Things

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it’s hard to stay positive. In these moments, “little things” can make life a little easier.

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3 Science-Based Practices to Increase Your Happiness

Discover three different techniques to find happiness according to science.
by Anastasia, Christina, Jana I. and Nils

Find other practices: https://ggia.berkeley.edu

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Authentic representation of emotion in social media – How does it influence our happiness?

“Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency & integrity.”

Janet Louise Stephenson

Social media platforms like Instagram are nowadays firmly integrated in our lives.
But our screen time can influence our happiness when we compare our lives to the people we follow Instagram, often resulting in unhealthy thought patterns.
In this podcast, we look at several influencers you should avoid for being inauthentic/ unhappy.

Examples used:

Music: Gone – GEMAfreie Musik von https://audiohub.de

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Life’s Little Pleasures

If I can make the saddest person I know smile because of a tiny picture book, I want everyone to have one of those for themselves.

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