August 6th, 2020
Happiness happens after being present. Being present happens after taking action.

Taking action can be as simple as choosing to read a book for an hour, or meeting with a friend for coffee, or coding a new feature.

The key is that these actions are proactive, not passive.

Passive actions, like watching TV or scrolling Instagram, will not put you in the present, and therefore will not lead to feeling happy.

I try to follow this four-step process:

  1. Take action
  2. Be in the present
  3. Experience happiness
  4. Acknowledge this feeling and repeat Step 1