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.
As you fall asleep, think of something you’re looking forward to tomorrow. Let yourself anticipate it.
Because you will wake up in a better mood. And the better your mood is, the greater the chances are that you will have a good day. And the more good days you have, the happier you’ll become.
I’m not talking about planning a trip to Disney World here, I’m talking about something as simple as how much you love your first cup of coffee or the five minutes of silence you enjoy between dropping your kids off at school and getting to your job.
No matter how large or small, the act of anticipating something will help you wake up in a better mood. And that will make you happier.
It really is that simple.