A psychologist reveals a simple exercise that can make you happier
Published 3:25 am, Sunday, May 7, 2017
Dr. Alan Schlechter, author of “U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (And Life),” is also the professor of the most popular elective class at New York University called The Science of Happiness. He reveals a simple exercise that you can do in order to be more happy. Following is a transcript of the video.
You’re going to set out on a day, and during that day you’re going to commit five random, conscious acts of kindness.
So not at the end of the day, looking back and saying, “Did I do five things?” But during the day, counting them up. “Oh yeah, I swiped somebody through the turnstile.” It could just be, “I held a door.” It could be that, “I called somebody who I know needs a call and I’ve been meaning to do it.”