A practice I’ve started recently is thinking happy thoughts.
I know it sounds stupid, but it’s something I pulled from Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferriss.
The idea is a 10-second practice led by Chade-Meng Tan at a meeting. Chade-Meng Tan is a former software engineer and motivator formerly at Google.
In essence, he asks a group of attendees to look around the room and pick two people.
Then, he asks them to wish happiness on them only in thought. Moments later, everyone came away with smiles and a changed deposition.
Sounds too easy, and I’m with you. I am definitely a skeptic about these things.
Yet, I started this exercise a few days ago. It may be a placebo, but I have noticed increased happiness in myself.
I usually have a decent disposition, so I will revisit this in the future to see if the trend continues or grows.
Why don’t you give it a try and reach out to me?
Next time you see somebody, take a moment and wish them happiness in thought alone.
I’d love to hear how it goes!