The Happiness Process

This is a three-step process to finding happiness, inspired by my friend Liya.  

Step 1: Identify one thing you do that makes you unhappy. Write it down.

Step 2: Look at what you wrote down. Replace it with something that makes you happy.

Step 3: Repeat one week from now.

Update: Thanks Adam for the LifeHacker post. Here's a great visual follow-up designed by Alex Koplin. Read more about his inspiration here. (Props to LH commenter Maave for the tip).






On the importance of self-expansion (NY Times)

As I read this article, I couldn't help but think of Charles & Ray Eames, the midcentury power couple who redefined design. From reading about them and watching their famous movies, the relationship appeared to be one of "self-expansion"; where your partner enables you to achieve more than you could have on your own. Their creative contributions to the world are a result of enhancing each others lives.