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!
Monday March 23, 2015
Today I was pleased to be able to work outside. It does not go unnoticed how much I enjoy having the opportunity to work from home, or the coffee shop, or the park. Not having strict hours or place of work does have its drawbacks, but I’d never change it!