Surprise Yourself

Part of happiness is staying engaged in life, stimulated, and interested. While our brains enjoy habits, they also crave novelty. You are in charge of creating your own happiness, and you can create something unexpected in your life too. We challenge you to do something out of the ordinary. This could be something social, like messaging an old friend you haven’t talked to in years, planning a surprise date for your partner, or throwing a party with a fun theme. It could be something work-related. Perhaps set a new goal outside of your comfort zone. It could also be hobby-related, like joining a rock-climbing group or taking a pottery class. You can look up events in your area and commit to going to at least one. Whatever it is, don’t think about it too hard, just commit to it, follow through, and let yourself be surprised! You may find it feels good to do something you don’t normally do.