05 Aug What if you could be happier by taking just 30 seconds each day to do this one thing?!?!
via Inc.com by Betsy Mikel
Happiness windfalls are rare. A growing body of scientific research has found that many small-scale positive events add up to improved well-being and happiness. The key is to seek out magical and memorable moments throughout your day, essentially micro-dosing on happiness.
And how do you do that exactly?
Simple, according to a recent study. Strike up a short conversation with a stranger. If that’s too intimidating, at least make eye contact and smile at a stranger.
There are numerous opportunities to do this without getting stuck in a vicious cycle of awkward small talk. You could chat with the person waiting in line behind you to get coffee. Or say hello to someone on the elevator. You could flash a smile at one of your fellow commuters on the train.
Above all, it’s important to do this: Put your smartphone away for a few minutes. When you’re waiting in line or step onto the elevator, pocket your smartphone and smile at a stranger instead. Doing this is more likely to lead to a positive human interaction than sticking your nose in your screen ever will…
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