Dial in the small things

One of the things you can do to make your life better and more productive is to spend sometime dialing in the small things. Nick Winter who wrote the motivation hacker , looked at all of his actives over multiple weeks and rated his happiness from 1-10 at each point. The big things didn't seem to have as much of an effect on his mood as the little things. One of the things he discovered was how much listening to music that he liked effected his mood.

So what did he do? He spent a few hours curating his music so he always had music he liked to listen to.

Your life is filled with small things that can make you happy or unhappy. Spend the time looking at what effects your mood (music, good coffee, whatever) and make an effort to have the small things that make you happy close to hand and part of your day.

You want to make the voyage as happy as possible. Some of that is simply being mindful and enjoying the world but some of that is setting things up so it is easier to enjoy. Put on your favorite toons, make time for the cup of coffee that makes you happy.

Dial in the small things.


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