4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience
Via Eric Barker of the blog "Barking Up the Wrong Tree"
- •Ask yourself what you are grateful for. (You don't even have to answer this. Just searching helps.)
- •Identify and label your negative emotions. (Give it a name and your brain will be less bothered by it.)
- •Make a Decision. (Go for "good enough" instead of "best decision ever made on earth.")
- •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.)