I have a top secret tip to share with you. This is a totally new, break through discovery you're going to be amazed. You ready? You don't believe me? Good. I'm lying. This advice is nothing new, in fact I'd be surprised if you haven't heard it previously. I'm just going to add my "review" for this technique.
The best way to make a bad day better or a good day great is to look outside of your own life and find someone else you can help. It's called service. It's all about focusing on other people. Why does that make you happy? It's not because you compare yourself to them (don't do that), it's not because you'll make money from helping someone, it's not because that person or people you help will profusely thank you making you feel accomplished. Nope, none of these.
The reason, I believe, is simple. Most often our bad days come when we are too focused on what's not right in our lives. When we choose to serve other people we start to focus on them. To serve them in a way that makes them happy we have to really think about their needs and wants. This means we can't be thinking about ourselves. And that is what I've found to be the key. When I can't think about me, I can't think about what's bothering me. I just like to take me out of it all together.
Service is all about someone else. Let me be honest for a minute. It also feels good to know you made someone else's day a little bit better. So it's hard to have a completely self-less service, but still it's a great hobby for elevating your day.
5 days ago