60 in 60: My 2019 Well-being Challenge
In 2019, I turn 60 years old. I’m not really sure how it snuck up on me but for most of this year, I fretted about it. In fact, I was really quite unhappy until I decided that I needed to put everything I have learned about positive psychology, or the science of happiness, flourishing and well-being into practice.* Thus the idea of completing 60 activities in my 60th year was born.**
Happiness is a Choice
The way I saw it was that I had two choices. I can choose to be bummed out and miserable about turning 60 or I could choose happiness. Being happy doesn’t just happen and it can be hard work but the good news is that there are many simple things that we can do to be happier (like practicing gratitude daily). It’s also contagious so why not spread it around? Don’t get me wrong – it’s completely unrealistic to be happy all the time. It’s normal to...