Taken from Good Life Zen website, by Mary Jaksch
The psychologist Nathaniel Branden, who is considered to be the father of the self-esteem movement, came up with a simple way to boost happiness: the process of question-completion.
Here is how it works:
You use an incomplete sentence, and then quickly jot down six ways to complete it. Branden originally used this method to boost self-esteem, but it works to boost happiness as well.
Complete this sentence:
To bring 5% more happiness to my life …
How to do the sentence-completion exercise:
- Write what comes into your mind; don’t edit your thoughts.
- Don’t worry if you contradict yourself.
- Write down at least six completions each time you use the technique.
- Try completing this sentence each morning for seven days.