Happiness and Expectations (Valentine’s Day Edition)

Most of us expect that our significant other will think of us on Valentine’s Day and do something to express their love. This year consider turning the tables on Valentine’s Day by focusing on thinking of others. We do this with our significant others out of love, tradition, or because “I have to,” but what about your friends and family? You could write a note for your sister away at college or spend some time with your elderly neighbor. Time and time again psychological research demonstrates that we are happiest when we do things for others. So continue doing something special for your significant other, but also adjust your mindset to focus on what you can do to those other special people in your life.