Day 8 – Put Your Gratitude into Action

Everyone that is reading this has been blessed with the gift of abundance. Because our baselines of material abundance is so high, every gift we receive elevates us only temporarily before we drop to our baselines again. This holiday season, practice gratitude. Your gifts are the works of time that someone put in, the minutes…

Day 7 – do something you always wanted to do

The idea of “Flow” was brought into the experimental psychology world by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He describes the feeling as follows, “The optimal state of inner experience is one in which there is order in consciousness. This happens when psychic energy—or attention—is invested in realistic goals, and when skills match the opportunities for action. The pursuit…

Day 6 – Cultivating relationships

Ralph Waldo Emerson said this of his ideal friend, “In a friend, what I’m looking for is not a mush of concessions, a person who will agree with everything that I say; rather what I’m looking for is a beautiful enemy, a person who will push me, who will help me in my apprenticeship to…

Day 5 – Practice Engagement

In the last 4 days we’ve worked on goal setting for achievement, starting a gratitude journal for positive emotions, fitness goal setting and baselines, and surrounding yourself with positive motivation for more positive emotion and achievement. Today we’re going to work on Engagement. There are three zones we get into in any given task: (1)…

Day 3 – Start a Gratitude Journal

Experiments on the gratitude journal has shown that it contains benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness. I believe that having a gratitude journal is one of the major weapons in the war against depression because I believe that depression isn’t just a scientific phenomenon, it is the “practice” of pessimism.…