Recs for Cultivating Well-Being During COVID

WELL-BEING hand-lettered sketch notes on notebook with coffee and penThe Bainbridge Prepares Wellness Team is maintaining a list on their page of resources for maintaining well-being during the pandemic. Some of the items on the list are online courses that can help you reduce stress and even cultivate happiness.

Here are a couple of highlights:

Science of Well-Being (Yale Science, free)

Get expert insights from Dr. Laurie Santos, a Yale psychology professor who has taught 1+ million learners how to use research-backed strategies to boost well-being. In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

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The Science of Happiness (University of CA, Berkeley, free)

The Huff Post says this course “will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life.” The course lasts eight weeks.

What you’ll learn:

  • What happiness really means and why it matters to you
  • How to increase your own happiness and foster happiness in others
  • Why social connections, kindness, and community are key to happiness
  • Which mental habits are most conducive to happiness and how mindfulness can help

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