(A fascinating and entertaining article by Eric Barker that you’ll be glad you read. Barker goes into much more detail at http://theweek.com/articles/601157/neuroscience-reveals-4-rituals-that-make-happy)
Here’s what brain research says will make you happy:
- Ask “what am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps.
- Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it.
- Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of “best decision ever made on Earth.”
- Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text — touch. (Unless you need to social distance.)