• Bryan Chavez

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Bryan's Bio:
    Hello! I am in the School of Business and Technology studying both Accounting and Finance. I am in the finance committee for student senate. I play for our college’s men soccer team. I also have a couple of leadership roles in our school’s social justice clubs such as treasure position for the international club. In my free time I enjoy watching shark tank and reading biographies of famous business people of our century. I also enjoy new experiences and volunteering as much as possible.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

Positive Psychology

Ther term Positive psychology  refers to “the scientific study of optimal human functioning.” The term was first taught to me by one of my Dignitas professor’s last year. Its main focus is figuring out ways to maintain a happy or happier lifestyle.

So how can we be much happier?

The question is very simple. We must train the brain like we train our bodies. Positive Psychology indicates one can be happier in 21 days. For 21 days challenge yourself to write down 3 gratitude’s, journaling, exercising, meditation or commit random acts of kindness. Writing 3 gratitude at the end of the day allows one to view the positive first before the negative. Journaling one positive experience allows the brain to re-live it. Exercising demonstrates that behavior matters. Meditations allows the brain to focus and random acts of kindness creates a ripple effect.

The 21 days is key. It is said that when an action is committed for 21 days, then it becomes a habit. Lately, I have been writing down three gratitudes every night before bed. I am on my 12th day today but I have noticed a huge difference in my education behavior. I am more motivated in my work and my grades improved from the beginning of the semester. Additionally, I have been more involved on campus, received better sleep, ate healthier, and kept my apartment much cleaner. I plan to continue practicing positive psychology and encourage you to look into it more so that you can become much happier.

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