Yale University recently opened its most popular class ever: teaching real-life coping skills that people can use in the real world. While most self-help classes are just a lot of chitter-chatter, this 10-week “The Science of Well-Being" class is actually changing students’ lives for the better. So far, 1 in 4 Yale students have taken it, and several swear by what they’ve learned.And did I mention that it’s totally FREE?
I started taking the class two weeks and find a lot of the stuff they talk about on it really interesting and so far helpful because who doesn't want to be even happier?
The class is essentially a step-by-step course to boost your happiness. It’s offered through and has already been taken by over 225-thousand students. So, what’s the big deal? Here are the four tips people swear by:
- Focus on your strengths.
- Invest in experiences rather than material items.
- Be present in the really great moments in your life, savor them, and remember them when you’re feeling down.
- Spread kindness wherever you go and show gratitude for the things you love.
Taught by a psychology professor, seminars include daily exercises and homework that allows you to recognize (then drop) bad habits while developing good ones to take their place.
Find out more about the experience and see about signing up, it can't hurt.