Here’s how doing normal, day-to-day things differently can make you happier!

Here’s how doing normal, day-to-day things differently can make you happier!

via the SMH by Cat Rodie

It’s a busy Tuesday morning and I’m eating breakfast with my family. Four of us sit around the table tucking into Vegemite toast. But since I am throwing myself (and my family) into an experiment, we are all eating our toast with chopsticks.

My kids (aged seven and eight) happily hoe into their brekkie, chattering away as they navigate the toast from plate to mouth with their novelty utensils. They take it all in their stride. Meanwhile, I’m starving – I never did get the hang of chopsticks.

While we often eat breakfast as a family, today the mood around the table is positively joyful. It feels like we are all playing a game together and it’s a lovely way to begin the day.

My kids aren’t bickering, my husband’s not fretting about getting to work and I’m concentrating so hard on getting food into my mouth that I don’t think twice about my dreaded “to do” list.

I’m inflicting this experiment on my family after reading research in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin that claims doing things in an unconventional way makes everyday experiences feel fresh…

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