Tick off a mini goal

Good Health (Australia) - - Simply Be -

Per­haps there’s a new cui­sine you’ve been mean­ing to try, or a restau­rant that you never quite get round to book­ing. Well, this is your mo­ment. Utilise your week­ends to try things that fall out­side your usual rou­tine, says Dr Al­ice Boyes, and re­search proves that tick­ing off even small achieve­ments gives us the sense that our lives are on track (which in turn boosts hap­pi­ness). It doesn’t need to be a huge en­deav­our. “This is a good time to try out a dish you’re a bit anx­ious about mak­ing,” she says. “There was a Thai curry that I’d wanted to cook for months. It meant driv­ing across town to an Asian gro­cery store and sourc­ing all these un­usual in­gre­di­ents. Not some­thing I can usu­ally fit into my week.”

» DO IT! Write down fun things and make a bucket list of ac­tiv­i­ties you’ve been mean­ing to do for the past year, then pick one and do it.

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