Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Resolution #5: Do Something Different
Tiny differences in your routine can lead to an increased level of "overall life satisfaction and contentment", aka happiness. The Positive Psychology movement championed by researcher Martin Seligman, found that making a small change daily led to increases in perceived happiness. Taking a different route to work, dressing up if you usually dress casually or vice versa, or taking a walk rather than watching TV after dinner-- these sorts of variations mysteriously left partifipants feeling better.
Here's an inspiring article on the benefits of change.
Find out more about Positive Psychology here: Authentic Happiness site
Soundtrack for today's homework (of course):