4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

Via Eric Barker of the blog "Barking Up the Wrong Tree"
  1. 1.
    Ask yourself what you are grateful for. (You don't even have to answer this. Just searching helps.)
  2. 2.
    Identify and label your negative emotions. (Give it a name and your brain will be less bothered by it.)
  3. 3.
    Make a Decision. (Go for "good enough" instead of "best decision ever made on earth.")
  4. 4.
    Give and get long hugs. Or a massage. (Don't text: touch. It boosts serotonin. See what happens when you get 5 hugs a day for 4 weeks.)