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Why Happiness Makes Us More Intelligent

When we are happy, we are more creative and motivated, more productive and skilled socially. This means that when we are joyful—or experiencing even a mild positive emotion—we are far more attuned to context. This broadened perception opens up our sweet spot: that place where we experience the least stress, the greatest intellectual power, and the most sophisticated social skills.

This short video is from a series about flourishing from the “Science of Finding Flow,” an online course I created as a companion to my book The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. Want to go on to the next class or start the course from the beginning? It’s free! Just go to The Science of Finding Flow course page. Enjoy!