The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Fighting that "Meh" Feeling of Languishing

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Psychologist and writer Adam Grant used every second of his day to the fullest… until he was struck by feelings of emptiness and stagnation. His sleep patterns changed, his productivity dipped, he found himself breaking his own rules by aimlessly watching Netflix. Adam decided this listless middle ground between depression and flourishing was “languishing” and he needed to escape it fast.

The author of the #1 NYT bestselling book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, and host of TED’s Work Life podcast says we ignore this “meh” feeling at our peril and explains how he fought back against languishing…with a game of Mario Kart.

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…