Put this on your calendar when you feel terrible
😀 Today’s tip: Set aside time to practice experiencing happiness.
There are lots of reasons to feel terrible right now, and just as many to feel just very deeply blah. These doldrum-moments can build on each other, as Ashley Abramson writes in Forge: “Lapses in pleasure-seeking and feeling can actually impair the brain’s reward systems, like a muscle deteriorating in strength when you don’t use it. On the flip side, experiences of joy — even small, rehearsed ones — can keep those pathways strong.”
So think of something that makes you happy — talking to your funniest friend on the phone, rewatching your favorite dumb movie, sitting outside with a mug of tea — and schedule time to do it. It’s an investment in your future wellbeing.
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