Sometimes, people say how they truly feel about you when they don’t think you’ll hear it.
They might let slip to another person that they have a crush on you, or they may write something in their journal about a memory of you they have that really impacted them.
Science has the answer for almost everything, so it makes sense to seek help from science when you need to cheer up a bit. Instead of finding a happy pill or other means of temporary high, you can train your brain (not manipulate it) into happiness.
Time’s Eric Barker sums up a very interesting list of suggestions offered by Alex Korb, a neuroscientist and the author of “The Upward Spiral.” Korb has five of the simplest ways you can train yourself to be happy:
Jewish psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl drew attention to the differences between leading a happy life and leading a meaningful one.
Having experienced the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, Frankl realized the difference between those who perished and those who survived. This same insight dawned on Frankl as a high school student when one of his teachers proclaimed to the class:
If you’ve ever felt like your life was being consumed by work, you might want to start volunteering.