A happy diary is a daily log of something that gave me pleasure that day.
Doing this has been shown to increase mindfulness of what you are grateful for and to simply increase your daily happiness. Doing this daily for a month can literally change it’s structure. Journaling about the below moment of happiness earlier in the day lets me relive it again. This act also makes my brain better at recognizing moments of happiness when they come around the first time, as well!
Saturday, March 21
What gave me incredible pleasure today as being able to enjoy the beautiful weather during a run where my wife cycled alongside me. I’m so grateful that Desi and I can enjoy a great bikepath through town together, even though she is not a runner she can still come out with me.