The habit of happiness or unhappiness is written in your brain-- laid down in neurological pathways and embellished by experience and memory. This past week had me feeling pretty depressed, between London in flames, the stock market in the toilet, and Somalia starving. Watching the talking heads on TV talk about it all put me in a worse and worse mood.
Then, I turned off the TV and watched this video. After watching it I took a long walk and made a mental list of all the things in life I have to be grateful for. I stopped thinking about the things I am afraid of in the future or regretting the past-- I just focused on the little and big things I've been lucky about so far in life. It made me feel a lot better. It really did..... watching cable news does not do good things for your happiness level . Walking in nature and counting your blessings does.
Here's the video-- watch it and give it a try. You'll feel better. I promise.