How To Make Life Spectacular: 4 Rituals Backed By Research, by David Niven and Eric Barker
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
This is an excellent article.
For a spectacular life, remember SOCC:
- Sappy means happy: Hugs, puppies, and helping. Corny? Maybe. But quite effective.
- Optimism: It leads to a longer, happier life and more support from loved ones. Brighten up, Eeyore.
- Control: Be concrete about your plans and feel in control to be stress-proof and gritty.
- Communication: Talk more for a happier relationship. They remember how you made them feel.
And what’s holding you back from earth-shattering joy right now? Oh, that one’s easy…
You’re on the internet. Spending too much time on the information superhighway kills happiness as much as being stuck in traffic on a not-so-super highway.
Recurring long periods of personal Internet use were associated with 28 percent lower life satisfaction. (Green et al. 2005)
Okay, internet time is over. Let the hugging begin…