Thu, 8 October 2020
Ashley Whillans is a professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in the time and happiness research field. Twice, she’s been named a Rising Star of Behavioral Science by the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, and in 2016 she cofounded a "nudge unit"—namely, the Department of Behavioral Science in the Policy, Innovation, and Engagement division of the British Columbia Public Service Agency. Ashley is also the author of the new book, TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.
She joins the show today to discuss how she is helping people to live happier and healthier lives using insights from behavioral science. Listen in to learn how making small decisions in our daily lives can bring us more joy, as well as how time poverty affects our happiness—despite the fact that we theoretically have more leisure time than we've ever had. You'll also discover how the technology paradox has actually taken time away from us and what we can do to better protect our time with so much of our lives going virtual.