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Happy Memories
By Dr. Richard Wiseman ReadOasis Step 2 This exercise is all about re-living happy memories. Research shows that reflecting on what went well yesterday, no matter how trivial the event will make you feel happier. So simply think back about the last 24 hours and focus on what went... Read more
Hard Times and Happiness
ReadOasis Step 2 We live in the best of times. We live in the worst of times. We live in an age of wisdom. We live in an age of foolishness. We live in an age of light. We live in an age of darkness. In 1859, Charles Dickens... Read more
Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 A manager at a company was interviewing a job candidate. The manager said, ?We need a very responsible person for this job. We need someone who can take charge.? The candidate?s eyes lit up, and he answered with great confidence. ?Sir, your search ends here! I?m... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 Max is running late. He hurries out the door of his apartment, holding a cup of coffee. Then he sees his bus. ?It?s leaving!? he cries. Max starts to run, but he trips over a rock and falls. His coffee flies out of his hands and... Read more
Experience Flow
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Shaun White is a world famous snowboarder. Watch him slide down the pipe in slow motion. He goes up one side and flies into the air at an extreme height. Time stands still. Coming down, he gains speed and lands smoothly. Then he rises... Read more
Happiness in 59 Seconds (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 Jim sat into a soft, red chair. He looked down, and then he started to cry. “Am I asking too much?” he said. “I just want to be happy.” Dr. Jones gave Jim a box of paper tissues. “Thank you,” said Jim as he took the... Read more
The As If Principle
By Richard Wiseman ReadOasis Step 3 In 1884, the great American Philosopher William James had a radical idea. James argued that if you behave as if you?re a certain type of person, you become that person. Decades of research has shown that James?s idea applies to all aspects of... Read more
Habit Power (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 Will walked into the large office area and looked around. He was carrying a cup of coffee, and he spilled some on his hand. ?Ouch!? he said. ?That?s hot!? He looked around, but all the other workers were busy. They