Last week my friend Terrell Meek wrote an inspired post on feeling happy more often through a "Recipe for Little Happiness." Here's her first ingredient:
Recognize what makes me feel good. I take the time to register my emotions so that I don’t pass by a moment of happiness unnoticed. This sounds absurd, but we’ve all ruined a perfectly good moment by worrying about future events. The classic example is the feeling of dread you may get on Sunday evenings as you start to think about work the next day. This practice also helps me identify what it is that actually makes me happy, which keeps me from repeatedly doing things only because I think they should make me happy.Click here to read the rest of it. Her perspective has already made my week better.