Sometimes, when we criticise others, we’re really attacking a flaw or weakness that we perceive ourselves to possess. Here’s how you can identify when that is happening.
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.
If you start the day poorly, you tend to continue it poorly as well. If you start the day well, right from the first hour, the rest of the day will tend to follow suit. And even if it doesn’t, well, at least you got one good hour in!
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 supremely powerful exercise that helps you see what problems you might face down the road, and create countermeasures for them. Do this exercise before you start any project.
Ever get to the end of the day and think, I’ve been working all day, how come I haven’t done anything? Time tracking helps you see where your time is going, and from there you can figure out how to use it better.