Happy or Unhappy?

Dec 9, 2019

James Clear is the bestselling author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it!

I get Clear’s email newsletter and this was too good not to share:

How to Be Unhappy:

-stay inside all day
-move as little as possible
-spend more than you earn
-take yourself (and life) too seriously
-look for reasons why things won’t work
-always consume, never contribute
-resent the lucky and successful
-never say hello first
-be unreliable

Invert for happiness:

-get outside each day
-move: walk, exercise, dance
-spend less than you earn
-view life as play
-be the one who looks for solutions
-develop a bias to contribute and create
-learn from the lucky and successful
-be the first to say hello
-be reliable

How are you doing with these? These are simple, practical things but big changes come in our lives as we do the positive small things over and over.

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