We all need reminders, especially during the work week, of the positive and inspirational aspects of life. In that spirit, these 29 quick resources may be just what you need to find the right amount of energy and purpose to strengthen your day:

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Shawn Achor

Tal Ben-Shahar: Bringing Happiness to Life

Greater Good Magazine: Nine Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices

The Harvard Gazette: Good Genes are Nice, But Joy is Better

livehappy: The New Definition of Happiness

Annie McKee: The 3 Things You Need to be Happy at Work

the pursuit of happiness: Our Story

TED: TED Talks on Happiness



Tara Brach: Resources

The Guardian: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

Mindful.org: 10 Mindfulness Researchers You Should Know

Mindful.org: Articles by Drucker School professor Jeremy Hunter

Mindful.org: Getting Started with Mindfulness

Mindful.org: A Place to Be Mindful—on Campus

The New York Times/David Gelles: How to Meditate

Chade-Meng Tan

TED: A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of mindfulness


Center for Positive Organizations: Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Health Ambition: 9 Positive Thinking Tips: The Power of Positivity on Your Health

Mayo Clinic: Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Psychology Today: Think Positive: 11 Ways to Boost Positive Thinking

Success: 7 Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

TED: TED Talks on Positive Psychology

Emotional Intelligence

The EI Institute: Summary of Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review/Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzsis: Emotional Intelligence Has  12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Psychology Today/John D. Mayer: What Emotional Intelligence Is and Is Not

TED: TED Talks on Emotional Intelligence

verywellmind: Overview of Emotional Intelligence

After taking a brief tour through these links, ideally you are already feeling happier, more mindful, positive, and emotionally intelligent!