450: How to maximize your time & stop waiting for weekends | Award-winning happiness researcher Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.
Cassie Holmes, Ph.D.: “It’s not about how much time you have. It's really how you spend that time.”
Cassie, a social psychologist and award-winning happiness researcher, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your time, plus:
- The relationship between time & happiness (~01:09 )
- How to find your sweet spot with quality time (~08:54 )
- How to reframe unenjoyable parts of your day (~15:22 )
- How exercise makes you happier (~22:05 )
- When exercise can start to have diminishing returns on mood (~26:31 )
- How helping others makes you feel like you have more time (~30:23 )
- How to make the most out of ordinary experiences (~31:16 )
- How to stop waiting for weekends (~38:48 )
- How distractions derail your happiness (~42:40 )
- Why more time isn’t necessarily better (~45:23 )
- How to make mundane events feel extraordinary (~49:10 )
- How to identify your purpose (~55:24 )
Referenced in the episode:
- Cassie's book, Happier Hour.
- Find Cassie's time tracking worksheet.
- Katy Milkman, Ph.D.'s research on bundling.
- A study showing those spending time outside felt happier.
- A study showing helping another person makes feel like you have more time.
- A study showing we are distracted about 50% of the time.
- A study showing having phones on the table leads to unhappiness.
- Cassie's research on happiness from extraordinary vs. ordinary experiences.
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