Tips for Increasing HappinessLately I've been thinking about the importance of "small treats." By small treats, I mean ordinary, minor indulgences that we don't give ourselves every single day. Small treats are a lovely source of momentary pleasure in our everyday lives, of course, and I think they also have a deeper role to play in happiness. I've vowed to make time to treat myself.
Why do small treats matter? When we feel depleted and drained, and when we have no time or energy left to devote to little activities that give us pleasure, we start to feel exhausted, resentful, and angry. Indulging in a small treat helps refresh and energize us. It's easier to be patient with your children in the afternoon if you had coffee with a friend that morning. It's easier to tackle a big project when you're looking forward to making a trip to the office-supply store. (Though perhaps I'm the only one who loves a trip to the office-supply store.)
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