Happier and Healthier

^z 4th January 2024 at 8:34am

A horrid clickbait title for an article with a few good ideas: "Want to Be Happy? A Top Psychologist Says Stop 'Social Distancing,' and Do This Instead" by Bill Murphy Jr.

BLUF: No, don't stop social distancing; yes, try:

  • Exercise
  • Self-care (e.g., participating in hobbies or relaxing)
  • Engaging in spiritual activities (e.g., prayer or meditation)
  • Interacting with other people (via media beyond written words)
  • Going out of one's way to help others

... and as the author suggests (emphasis added): "... The less you can emphasize distance – and instead emphasize physical separation but social connection in your language – the better things might be ... ."

Not rocket science, and not bad!

(cf Big Ideas (2012-05-20), Opening to the New (2019-05-19), Tips for NQTs and Everybody Else (2020-06-24), ...) - ^z - 2020-07-08