Wanting the Wrong Things

Understand how your wants impact your happiness

Wanting the Wrong Things Video

Kelley faculty presenter: Nichole Alspaugh Williams, Ed.S, LMHC, NCC

We’re pleased you’ve chosen to explore positive psychology. In this video, you’ll uncover myths about what we believe will make us happy but does not. After watching the video, practice what you’ve learned by implementing these habits this week:

  1. Return to your gratitude journal using these prompts:
    • Begin or end your day by writing three things for which you’re grateful.
    • Spend one minute really thinking about each one.
    • Write about one thing that upset you. Consider: How might this be a blessing in disguise? How may I turn it into an advantage? What could be good about it?
  1. Begin a “Gratitude Visit.”
  2. Take the VIA Character Strengths Survey by scrolling to the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. Then put one of your top character strengths into use each day this week.
  3. Continue to meditate for five minutes each day. Consider using resources such as Headspace, Calm, or YouTube to aid your practice.
  4. Explore research on how meditation changes the brain.

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