Sometimes the more articles I read on how to increase happiness the less happy I am. Most of these articles consist of things that I should be doing — which I'm not — or a list of things I shouldn't be doing — which I definitely am. At the end, I’m usually feeling like a failure at life. I have a higher chance of increasing my happiness by not reading an article on how to be happier.
But I found something that works. And you don’t have to change a single thing about your day.
I love this picture because it reminds me to wonder more, to access the curiosity that ran unchecked as a child but got quieter as a busy adult life took over. I'm not criticizing myself or others for having busy lives – I could walk around admiring nature all day, but then my kids wouldn't get fed. Of course there has to be balance.