“So the first step in improving the quality of life consists in engineering daily activities so that one gets the most rewarding experiences from them. This sounds simple, but the inertia of habit and social pressure are so strong that many people have no idea which components of their lives they actually enjoy, and which contribute to stress and depression.”

in Happiness, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Writers

-Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, New York: Basic Books, 1997, pp. 39-40.

*If you happen to be one of the “many people” the next step is to keep track of what you do each day and how it makes you feel. Then, to the best of your ability, you reorganize your daily activities and do more of what makes you feel good and less of what makes you feel bad.

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