A gratitude practice can make a big difference in a person’s happiness and well being. Reflecting on your relationships, possessions, and fortunes keeps a person humble and happy.
A simple act that I picked up from Chade-Meng Tan in Tim Ferris’ Tools of Titans is what Meng calls “Joy of Loving-Kindness”.
It is simply the thought of wishing 2 people in the room, “I wish for this person to be happy, and I wish for that person to be happy.” No speaking or action besides that thought.
It takes 10 seconds to do this activity and it can certainly have an impact on your level of happiness. In Tool of Titans Chade-Meng Tan retold a story of how he challenged a group of seminar participates to do this simple exercise once per hour at work the following day. One woman contacted him afterward informing him this activity helped her have the happiest work day she had had in 7 years. Seven years. How amazing is that? This little practice can have such an impact on your mood, and you can perform it throughout the day, regardless of where you are.
Give it a shot tomorrow, I bet you'll be thankful you did!
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