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!
Something that made me really happy yesterday that I want to note is how my job as a running coach lets me work with athletes from all over the world.
A man I just started working with this month mentioned something called a po’boy in his diet summary, and I had to google it!
Turns out it just sounds like a sub sandwhich…
But, as he said,
“You’ve not lived until you’ve had a po’boy!!!!”
So, maybe there’s something extra special about it?!? Haha!