The pursuit of happiness and single vs. multi-tasking
In this episode, we discuss happiness and whether or not it is a worthy pursuit. We also share our thoughts on single-tasking versus multi-tasking.
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What you’ll hear:
- How we define happiness
- Some problems with our cultural perception of happiness
- Other worthy pursuits
- Why multi-tasking is overrated
- How personality affects your ability to multi-task
- Tips for successfully single-tasking
Can I quote you on that?
- “It (the pursuit of happiness) alludes to a false sense that you can control your life.” - Maggie
- “We can miss some really valuable things while we’re busy seeking happiness.” - Jacey
- “The desire to be happy and content is not bad on it’s own. I think we have put a disproportionate amount of value on it so that it has overshadowed the value of things like perserverence or patience or commitment.” - Maggie
- “Something that can be a downfall of pursuing the emotion of happiness is that you become self-centered.” - Maggie
- “Happiness is the moment before you need more happiness.” - Don Draper (Mad Men)
- “What if our pursuit was the happiness of others?” - Maggie
- “Sometimes we think we’re doing something ot be happy, but its actually something that’s either there to numb pain or to be a quick fix.” - Jacey
- “We have mis-categorized things as creating happiness when actually they are filling voids.” - Maggie
- “I don’t want you to be happy, I want so much more for you than that.” - Jacey
- “The good kind of multitasking is when you’re utilizing noncompeting facets of yourself." - Maggie
- “At the end of my days, I don’t just want to be like ‘I read a lot of internet articles, and I had a pretty OK Instagram feed, and I tweeted some things'.” - Jacey
- How to leave an iTunes review:
- Naptime Diaries
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- "Happiness Isn't the Absence of Negative Feelings"
- "Happiness Is Not the Goal"
- "Pursue Happiness, But in Moderation"
- Allie at The Wonder Jam and her batch-tasking article
Thoughts, questions, comments?