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The Self-Help Book Group on Happiness with Dr. Nik Kendrew
Episode 6115th December 2020 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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You Are Not A Frog regular Nik Kendrew joins me to discuss the concept of happiness. We also talk about perfectionism and fear. At the end of the show, Nik and I give our top tips to being happier by living in the present.

Episode Highlights

[6:04] Learnings from The Midnight Library

  • With everything that happened, we get reflective and think about how things could be different. 
  • Accept and appreciate what you have.
  • Happiness is the things that give you meaning, purpose, and satisfaction.

[12:52] Height and Depth of Happiness

  • Height of happiness refers to your peak or happy experiences.
  • Depth of happiness is about the things we put around us, like our deep connections and life purpose.

[21:27] Where is Happiness Dependent On?

  • Happiness depends on your resilience, coping mechanisms, belief, meaning, and purpose.
  • Negative experiences have a profoundly positive effect on our lives.

[26:06] Nik’s Passion for Media

  • There is no guarantee Nik would have been happy if he got the presenter job.
  • He loves where he is now. Nik is involved in every stage of the production process.

[30:01] Perfectionism and Getting Things Done

  • Fear can hold us back. People use perfectionism to cover up their fears.
  • Waiting for something to happen won’t get you anywhere. 

[31:43] How to Create a Good Mindset Without Going Through a Crisis

  • Be kind.
  • Don’t give up on your dreams.
  • Live in the present.
  • Appreciate the little things.

[37:18] Top Tips to Live Life in the Present

  • Have some space for yourself and share it with others.
  • Don’t waste your time on things you don’t want to do.

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