Happiness can seem like such an abstract concept. After all, a Hallmark card or Dove chocolate wrapper doesn't exactly give you a concrete way to create a happier life.
But according to Stanford's famous "Designing Your Life" class, you can actually hone down what happiness means to you, and restructure your life around it. Instead of just abstractly chasing happiness - they suggest you journal it daily.
Start by writing down the specifics when you're happy everyday (what you were doing, why it made you happy, etc.). If you notice reoccurring themes or patterns, start changing your goals or routines to incorporate them.
- Derived from an article titled "7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life" by Elle Kaplan.