5 Minutes to a Happier Existence

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Nataly Kogan explains how you can make your life happier in just five minutes.
Air Date: 5/15/18
Duration: 20:28
Host: Lisa Davis
Guest Bio: Nataly Kogan, Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
Nataly KoganNataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple, scientifically-backed practices part of their daily life. She founded Happier, Inc. after her chase of happiness based on achievement and success failed, and after turning to science to understand what truly leads to a happier life. Happier’s award-winning mobile app, online courses and Happier at Work™ workshops, she’s helped nearly a million people improve their emotional health and find more joy and meaning in their daily lives. 

Before Happier Nataly was a digital media executive, a venture investor, and an analyst with McKinsey & Co. in NYC. When Nataly was 13 years old, her family came as refugees from Russia to the United States. This experience of struggle and triumph and more struggle came to shape a great deal of what and who she is, and—Nataly says—was in many ways the foundation for everything she’s done since. Nataly’s work has been featured in Time, The New York Times, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets and she is an in-demand keynote speaker, who has also given a TEDx Talk on the power of capturing and sharing small moments of gratitude and kindness.
  • Book Title: How to Stop Chasing Perfection & Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)
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5 Minutes to a Happier Existence
It’s time to stop putting off your own happiness. Milestone successes are nice markers of hard work and focus, but you can also enjoy the time between those wins.

Nataly Kogan learned as a refugee that you can find moments of joy, peace and gratitude when life is imperfect.

Sometimes you have to hit a wall for a change in attitude to come. Not everything will always be perfect.

Nataly recommended three simple things to change your viewpoint.

  1. Write down three things you’re grateful for before you send your first email of the day.
  2. Embrace your stress. Take five minutes to let yourself to feel the pressure about the present when it’s bothering you.
  3. Blast your stress with kindness. Do a good deed so you feel better.
Listen as Nataly joins host Lisa Davis to share her journey to finding everyday happiness.

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