Even if you achieve all the BIG things you want, your life will still be made up of the same SMALL, mundane things – shopping, walking, eating, small talk. There’s a lot of happiness mileage to be gained in improving these – here’s one way to start.
Happier people don’t dwell on the the tough times. Instead, they reminisce on the positive, using their intensely positive experiences as a sort of databank, accessing good memories when they need a boost. Here’s how.
Some people handle stress gracefully, and can perform at their best under extremely high levels of pressure. Others crumble, even under relatively low levels of pressure. What makes the difference between the two? How can one move from the latter group towards the former?
Our thoughts shape our emotions and actions. If our thoughts are overly negative, this can affect our mood and lead us to make worse decisions. This challenge helps you identify and fix these unproductive thoughts.
Nature isn’t somewhere to visit. It’s home – it’s the environment we evolved to live in. There may be negative consequences to depriving ourselves of it. So, try to take a nature break when you can.
Most people, especially in the materially-abundant developed world, have a lot to be thankful for. But it’s easy to forget all these things, and focus on things we don’t like about our lives. This exercise helps you redress the balance a little bit.
If you want to get somewhere, it helps to know where that place is. This is an exercise that helps you define an ideal future.
A 3-minute written exercise that helps build a more positive outlook over time. This is a simple, low-commitment exercise, but it might take a week or two to kick in.