Tal Ben Shahar

Tal Ben Shahar, Harvard positive psychology lecturer and author, has been kind enough to send through his five-a-day: Time with people I love – usually with family members. Doing something that is meaningful and pleasurable to me professionally (usually writing). Quiet listening to favorite music. Physical exercise for 30-60 minutes (running/yoga/etc). Gratitudes before going to…
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Robert Holden’s Five

Robert Holden, author, positive psychology guru and director of the Happiness Project (as seen in the BBC documentary ‘How To Be Happy’ no less), has been kind enough to send through his five-a-day.

  1. One “I love you.”
  2. One act of kindness.
  3. One “Thank you.”
  4. One act of forgiveness.
  5. One big laugh.

His list so short and manageable even stupidly busy people like me can do it.

Which is a timely reminder to take time out and do something fun for the next five minutes.

So thanks Robert, and thanks to the ever-buoyant Very Happy Phil for telling Robert about the project.