My current writing project is a book that will be called Before and After, about the most fascinating subject ever, the subject of habits. How do we make and break habits-really? (To be notified when the book goes on sale, sign up here.)
It was my interest in happiness that led me to the subject of habits, and of course, the study of habits is really the study of happiness. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we're much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. Or not.
When I talk to people about their happiness challenges, they often point to hurdles related to a habit they want to make or break.
When I think about the habits that I wanted to cultivate, or talk to people about their happiness challenges, it seems as though just about every habit that people seek to make or break falls into the "Big Five":
1. Eat and drink more healthfully
2. ExerciseRead More »from What Habit Would Add the Most to Your Happiness? Does it Fall in These Five Categories?