2Ratchet up joy by reversing your to-do list!
If, like most of us, you tend to wait until all your to-dos are done before treating yourself to a bit of me-time or a pampering indulgence, stop! Do something you enjoy part-way through the day, and you’ll be happier today and every day. ✤ It works! Reordering your chores to allow yourself some up-front pleasure is so energizing, it makes getting all those other tasks done easier—leaving you even happier when you complete them, several studies suggest. Be “good enough”! Put off decisions because you want to be sure you make the best one? Settle on a “good enough” choice! Striving for perfection saps your mental energy and sets off regrets later if another “perfect” option arises. Going for “good enough” frees your brain of those anxieties, creating longer-lasting contentment!