Dive into the flood of data
What fills me with contentment? When I ask myself this question, several answers spring to mind: my work (at least often), walking my dog, meeting my friends, traveling and immersing myself in new cultures. Like you, I have to do without some of them at the moment. Does that affect my mood? It's best to ask those around me. Because our assumptions about the circumstances under which we are satisfied are not always correct. From p. 12, the sociologist Martin Schröder conveys the amazing insights he gained from a flood of data from 80,000 people.
It is also counterintuitive that people often know a lot about climate change but do little about it. Psychologist Janna Hoppmann sheds light on the psychological mechanisms behind this starting on page 28. And she shows how one should talk about the climate crisis in order to initiate a rethink.
We are also dedicating another article to the corona crisis. In the last part of our "Covid-19" series, Peter Berlit, neurologist and Secretary General of the German Society for Neurology, deals with the leaden fatigue that many people suffer from after a Sars-CoV-2 infection. From page 58 onwards, he explores, among other things, what role the immune system could play.
By the way: Data from the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf suggests that German satisfaction levels fell rapidly during the second lockdown (see chart on p. 17). I think it is all the more important to consciously devote yourself to things that are good for you.
Stay he althy, happy and confident!