Happy Monday! Here’s hoping you had a fantastic weekend and you’re ready for the week ahead. What better way to kick off your week the right way than to pick up your phone and spread some joy? Here’s this week’s Happier Challenge:
Text a friend and tell them they’re awesome.
(It’s not just a nice thing to do; research shows texting makes you both happier!)
Need a little more inspiration for your week? We’ve got you covered:
- Looking to feel more calm? Here’s 6 traits of people who live peaceful lives. Number six is my absolute favorite.
- Science has demonstrated over and over that experiences make us happier than objects, but a new study looks at “experiential products” (which is great news for those of us who want that same happiness boost but perhaps can’t go out on adventures all the time).
- It’s easy to fall prey to feelings of loneliness or “other”ness; this “Are You Human?” TED Talk by Ze Frank is under five minutes and serves as a great reminder that on some level, we’re all in this life thing together.
Have an awesome week, and we hope to you’ll come share some happy moments about it, too!