How to be happy

Added July 2020

Relationships: Invest in close relationships; organize shared experiences; perform acts of kindness.

Health: Sleep, exercise, meditate, and relax. (melatonin, 10% Happier)

Work & Leisure: Plan your day; minimize internet use; pursue challenging leisure activities. (more)

Mindset: Act happy; count your blessings; record your gratitude.


Psychology textbook: Myers and Dewall

Literature review: Diener et. al 1999

Psychological studies: Web of Science, Annual Review of Psychology

General-audience books: Haidt 2006, Lyubomirsky 2007