I’ve been having a lot of discussions recently about happiness. And as I was driving through the beautiful countryside on my way to have dinner with people I love, I couldn’t resist the urge to ask you for feedback. Here’s my question for you:
What have you done today to increase your happiness?
I don’t mean what have you done to increase happiness on the planet, or what have you done that you think might have made someone else’s day. What have you done this day to increase your happiness? What does that look like for you? What does it feel like?
There are big and little things that we can do. This article from Psychology Today on increasing our happiness set point is an interesting part of the conversation. The author posits, among other things, that the most effective way to raise our happiness set point (not just temporarily) is by helping others. However, somewhat like exercise, the times when it would benefit us the most are the times when we feel least like making it happen. What do you think?
I want to hear from you and we can take the conversation from there. I’ve got some ideas and I can’t wait to hear yours.