The 80/20 on Happiness

If you’re looking for a quick 80/20 rule on how to be happier in your life within 7 days, then do the following:

1) Wake up in the morning and think of 3 things that you are grateful for
2) Before you go to bed, think of 3 things you are grateful for

Do this for 7 days in a row and you will feel at least 10% happier.

Try it, and post your results in the comments below.

(I will explain why this works in a later article. For now, just consider trying it. Some things you can only learn by doing, not by reading about it. This is one of those things.)

16 comments… add one
  • dipuo Oct 5, 2014, 12:50 pm

    1. I am grateful for growing up(wisdom)
    2. I am grateful for good health
    3. I am grateful for family love

  • Rogerio Oct 3, 2014, 12:14 am

    My parents values;
    People that like and help me;
    Education that I had

  • Hamza Oct 2, 2014, 2:35 pm

    Having people around that care about you and love you
    Being able to travel around
    Enjoying a good health

  • Adrien Oct 2, 2014, 3:49 am

    Having time to give to the others
    Having time for myself
    Getting married

  • k.Ramachandran Oct 2, 2014, 3:12 am

    1)The Blessings of God that made me wake up in the morning keeping me alive
    2)Making the morning good
    3)Making me happy and giving strength to start my routine

    1) He made my day and made the day eventful
    2)Able to do good things which made me happy
    3) Gave me my daily bread and for all good things happened on that day

  • Kunwar Oct 1, 2014, 6:54 pm

    I have been doing the 5 things that I’m grateful for every morning, and have definitely seen a big bump in our happiness level (though quantifying that would be quite interesting :)).

    I’ll try the 3 things before end of day and report back.

  • Maximilian Oct 1, 2014, 1:45 pm

    Being a long-time student of Victor’s, I created a personal framework on that matter long since, so it didn’t take much thinking to come up with that list ;)

  • Raj S Oct 1, 2014, 10:59 am

    I have been doing this for sometime and it definitely has a considerable impact. Thank you for sharing! :)


  • AC Oct 1, 2014, 9:31 am

    Have a decent job
    Know I need to do for the day
    Start the day with energy

    Happy and healthy children
    Wife takes care of home
    A caring mother

  • Inge Oct 1, 2014, 8:47 am

    Having Family supporting you
    Great friends
    Able to Discover the world

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