From the brilliant Eric Barker’s post titled “This Is The Most Inspiring Way To Be Happier And More Motivated” (which contains all the research and explanation goodies) …
Here’s what we learned about elevation — the best way to be happier:
- Watch inspiring movies: Seeing stories of others doing good makes you happier and makes you want to be good.
- Write about the good moments: Thinking’s nice but writing is better.
- Spend time with good people: Hang out with the good kids, like mom told you.
- Do good to be good: Be the one who elevates others and karma can be a very real thing.
Happiness doesn’t need to be selfish. And neither do you.
Please go read his post. It’s chalked full of amazing tidbits which are amazingly insightful.
I highly suggest also taking the time to watch this short video as well. It’s inspirational.