Now we’re totally up for achieving 100 per cent happiness and everything, we just didn’t expect tech behemoth Google to be the ones helping us get there.
But that’s what’s happening, what a time to be alive huh?
Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan’s job description is to make people happier and the world more peaceful. Quite a tall order for one person you’d think. But he’s not doing such a bad job it turns out, and has released a simple three-step guide for attaining happiness.
Check it out below and see what you think.
1. Calm your mind
Not so easy when you’ve got 301 things to do and have been up on your feet since 6am, that’s for sure.
But Tan says we should pause during the day and pay attention to our breathing.
The meditation and mindfulness techniques learned during these moments will help to relax and destress your brain and body.
2. Log joyful moments
Focusing on the negative is the default setting for most of us, but this means we often overlook the positive moments in our lives. Logging these instances helps us to remember the good things that counterbalance the negatives.
3. Wish happiness on others
Altruism isn’t always at the top of our list of things to do today – hint: sleep and eat are ever presents – but empathy and thinking altruistic thoughts can often turn around a bad mood, and in turn, boost your own happiness.
Check out Chade-Meng Tan’s latest fascinating speech about the science of happiness below