7 Ways To Be Happier at Home.

7 Ways To Be Happier at Home.

In my new one-minute video book trailer, I list "Ten ways to be happier at home." Some of those suggestions are serious, and some are goofy (to my surprise, my suggestion regarding purple has turned out to be fairly controversial).  Here's another list of ways to be happier at home—or, at least, they've made me happier at home.

One of these items is important enough to be listed in both places. Can you guess which one?

1.  Get enough sleep.

2. Embrace good smells. No cost, no calories, no energy, no time--a quick hit of pleasure.

3. Cultivate a shrine.

4. Accept yourself, and expect more from yourself.

5. Give warm greetings and farewells. I was surprised by how much this resolution changed the atmosphere of my home.

6. Abandon your self-control. Well, this one really works for for my fellow abstainers, not moderators.

7. Remember the Sixth Splendid Truth: The only person you can change is yourself.

What else would you add to the list?

 

Note about the photo: this is a Christmas ornament in the shape of a miniature Fisher-Price "Play Family" house--just like the one that my sister and I played with throughout our childhoods, and that my daughters play with when we visit Kansas City. I took the photo for Happier at Home; this ornament is one of my mementos from the project of writing the book.

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