Do This One Thing and You’ll Be Happier
According to a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, there's a 10-minute trick you can do every day to make yourself a happier person.
Every night you have to write down three things that went well that day. You can use a pen and paper, or your computer. It doesn't matter. And they don't have to be BIG things, either. If Joan from IT complimented you on your outfit, it counts. Or if you actually got to work on time today, that counts too.
Then next to each of those things, answer the question, "WHY did this happen?"
Just a one sentence explanation will do it. Like, if you got to work on time, "Because I didn't hit the snooze button."
According to this Time magazine article, that's all you have to do. Studies have found that if you do it every day, it forces you to focus on the positive things in your life. So, get ready, you're about to be a super happy person!
The guy who came up with it says it's tough for some people to think of three good things a day at first, but after about a week, it gets easier and easier.