Bibliography

1  Everyday happiness

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_much_of_your_happiness_is_under_your_control

Cooking up instant happiness

  1. Smilehttps://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_gutman_the_hidden_power_of_smiling?language=en
  2. Walk happy https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Make music work https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081006093020.htm, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130514185336.htm
  4. Get out in naturehttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190404074915.htm, https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/02/10/think-you-dont-need-houseplants-science-says-different/#6226cd873595, https://www.sciencealert.com/just-looking-at-photos-of-nature-could-be-enough-to-lower-your-work-stress-levels
  5. Savour the moment https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257045548_Appreciation_uniquely_predicts_life_satisfaction_above_demographics_the_Big_5_personality_factors_and_gratitude
  6. Consider the worst https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  7. Take photos https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-pspa0000055.pdf
  8. Focus https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/11/wandering-mind-not-a-happy-mind/
  9. Rediscover the past https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614542274
  10. Plan a trip https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-make-the-most-of-vacation_n_5755b42ae4b0eb20fa0e906d

Adopting happiness habits

  1. Practice gratitude https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/which-character-strengths-are-most-predictive-of-well-being/?redirect=1
  2. Bask in the sunlight https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908269/
  3. Exercisehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21162437, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100502080414.htm, https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-exercise-that-helps-mental-health-most-1534777677, https://www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/805/ace-sponsored-research-exploring-the-effects-of
  4. Take up yoga or tai chi https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/yoga-for-anxiety-and-depression, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1593511
  5. Master mindfulness https://time.com/4645363/mindfulness-meditation-stress-anxiety-resilience/, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/relaxation-benefits-meditation-stronger-relaxation-benefits-taking-vacation-2016102710532
  6. Avoid social media https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/mFn0u/annoying-feature-2
  7. Hit on a hobby https://happify.com/hd/how-our-hobbies-make-us-happier/?s=335e69c7
  8. Read https://articles.aplus.com/a/reading-6-minutes-each-day-reduce-stress-68-percent
  9. Express yourself https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-creativity-cure/201205/creativity-happiness-and-your-own-two-hands, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5862744/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20522508
  10. Find flow https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299, https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-Experience-Perennial-Classics/dp/0061339202
  11. Be kind https://my.happify.com/hd/5-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away-but-we-dont-mean-vegetables/
  12. Volunteer https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/2013/0619healthvolunteering.html
  13. Enjoy a massage https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16162447

Designing lifelong happiness

  1. Find a purposehttps://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  2. Try fixed role therapy https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Use your character strengths https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225363627_Strengths_Use_as_a_Predictor_of_Well-Being_and_Health-Related_Quality_of_Life, http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey
  4. Set a daily intention https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/bouncing-back/201106/the-no-1-contributor-happiness
  5. Act flexible https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, https://www.amazon.com/Luck-Factor-Richard-Wiseman/dp/0786869143
  6. Curate positive endings http://www.vwl.tuwien.ac.at/hanappi/TEI/momentsfull.pdf
  7. Restrict pleasures https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  8. Indulge occasionally https://hbr.org/2008/07/when-virtue-is-a-vice
  9. Age happier https://www.happify.com/hd/happiness-by-the-numbers/
  10. Live near what you like to dohttps://lifehacker.com/want-to-be-happier-live-closer-to-the-stuff-you-want-t-1834892230
  11. Seek blue spaces https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-24295983/living-by-the-sea-reduces-stress-according-to-study
  12. Improve your circumstances https://positivepsychology.com/goal-setting/

2  Social relationships

Seeking out social connections

  1. Get social https://news.gallup.com/poll/107692/social-time-crucial-daily-emotional-wellbeing.aspx
  2. Build a friend grouphttps://my.happify.com/hd/seeing-your-friends-can-help-you-live-longer/, http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying
  3. Treasure happy friends https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071004135757.htm, https://my.happify.com/hd/why-friends-make-us-happier/
  4. Find work buddies https://www.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  5. Seek out happy neighbours – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19056788/
  6. Talk with strangers https://www.amazon.com/Luck-Factor-Richard-Wiseman/dp/0786869143

Optimising social encounters

  1. Forget your phone https://time.com/5178352/phone-ruining-dinner/
  2. Act outgoing https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Learn to be a listener https://hbr.org/2016/07/what-great-listeners-actually-do
  4. Share memorieshttps://my.happify.com/hd/share-your-experiences-for-greater-joy/
  5. Avoid gossip https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  6. Embrace hugging https://time.com/5413957/hugs-are-good-for-you/, https://happify.com/hd/the-snuggle-is-real/
  7. Surprise them http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2001/2001/April/erApril.30/4_30_01berns.html 
  8. Dance in a group https://oru.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:902081/FULLTEXT01.pdf, https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  9. Sing in sync https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-23230411
  10. Try rowing https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  11. Volunteer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-solution-for-loneliness/
  12. Be a reader https://science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/377.abstract
  13. Gift experienceshttps://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-52576-001
  14. Learn to say no https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/bouncing-back/201106/the-no-1-contributor-happiness
  15. Get at the truth https://hbr.org/2014/05/in-the-afternoon-the-moral-slope-gets-slipperier
  16. Come to like them https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  17. Practice forgiveness https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it

Conducting effective confrontations

  1. Decide if a confrontation would help – https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  2. Assume the best – https://www.simplypsychology.org/fundamental-attribution.html, https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  3. Say what you don’t mean and what you dohttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  4. Describe the gaphttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  5. Tentatively share your story https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  6. Dissipate upset feelings https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  7. Apologisehttps://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Learning_how_to_say_Im_sorry

3  Emotional resilience

Re-examining difficulty

  1. Remember you are resilient https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/MIqZv/annoying-feature-4
  2. Turn worry to action https://www.huffpost.com/entry/85-of-what-we-worry-about_b_8028368
  3. See stress as a stimulus https://ideas.ted.com/7-ways-stress-does-your-mind-and-body-good/, https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/03/can-three-words-turn-anxiety-into-success/474909/, https://happify.com/hd/reduce-stress-symptoms-by-doing-this/
  4. Find the meaning https://www.businessinsider.com/stress-means-your-life-is-meaningful-2015-5
  5. Swap setbacks for success https://happify.com/hd/the-real-source-of-inner-strength/
  6. Experience post-traumatic growthhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069179

Preparing proactively

  1. Prepare https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/1101982934
  2. Focus on your strengths https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4406142/
  3. Use support apps https://clearerthinking.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e5957c81cac843c342446e34&id=20b9bf6649&e=ba20af18c4, https://clearerthinking.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e5957c81cac843c342446e34&id=325fa21029&e=ba20af18c4
  4. Keep a rumination record https://www.amazon.com/Depression-Cure-6-Step-Program-without/dp/0738213888

Addressing negative feelings

  1. Act calm https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  2. Follow your role model https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Check your assumptions https://www.amazon.com/Learned-Optimism-Change-Your-Mind/dp/1400078393
  4. Focus on your values https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/1101982934
  5. Breathe https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, https://my.happify.com/hd/the-benefits-of-deep-breathing/
  6. Get grounded https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/behavioral-health-partners/bhp-blog/april-2018/5-4-3-2-1-coping-technique-for-anxiety.aspx
  7. Change the setting https://hbr.org/2015/10/how-to-turn-a-bad-day-around
  8. Find other people https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Connections-Uncovering-Depression-Unexpected/dp/163286830X
  9. Distract – https://my.happify.com/hd/how-to-fight-negative-thinking-with-distraction/
  10. Dispute https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-s-mental-health-matters/201509/7-ways-deal-negative-thoughts
  11. Distance https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200509/negativity-dont-even-think-it
  12. Try Tetris – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3152299/Could-playing-TETRIS-banish-bad-memories-Retro-Nintendo-game-reduces-risk-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html
  13. Try a new perspective https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  14. Reinterpret https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  15. Write https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-psychiatric-treatment/article/emotional-and-physical-health-benefits-of-expressive-writing/ED2976A61F5DE56B46F07A1CE9EA9F9F, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233774775_Treating_Thoughts_as_Material_Objects_Can_Increase_or_Decrease_Their_Impact_on_Evaluation
  16. Heed your hands https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  17. Write a letter https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  18. Set a timerhttps://www.amazon.com/Depression-Cure-6-Step-Program-without/dp/0738213888
  19. Take a nap https://my.happify.com/hd/instead-of-the-silent-treatment-try-a-nap
  20. Pride pose https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en
  21. Help others https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Stress-Why-Good-You/dp/1101982934
  22. Chew gum https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19268676/
  23. Simply swear https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/science-swearing-profanity-curse-emma-byrne/
  24. Rewatch a favourite movie – https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Psychology-Performance/dp/0307591549
  25. Look for love – https://happify.com/hd/the-snuggle-is-real/
  26. Heat it up https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3406601/
  27. Listen to nature https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2872309/
  28. Phase out phobias https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062

Embracing self-care

  1. Seek therapy https://www.happify.com/hd/beat-stress-and-boost-happiness-infographic/, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Maintain an active routinehttps://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Have Omega-3s https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5481805/
  4. Meditate https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/balanced/201907/meditation-and-mental-health
  5. Exercise https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991027071931.htm
  6. Walk in nature http://biodiversite.reseauecoleetnature.org/sites/default/files/users/Maelle/ecominds-effects-on-mental-wellbeing-evaluation-report.pdf, https://www.happify.com/hd/best-15-minutes-youll-spend-today/
  7. Create art https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276501554_The_Use_of_Painting_for_Short-Term_Mood_and_Arousal_Improvement
  8. Dance https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  9. Join a reading group https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/iphs/web_version_therapeutic_benefits_of_reading_final_report_Mar.pdf
  10. Get a pet https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2018/02/power-pets
  11. Use blue light https://www.treehugger.com/health/stressed-out-try-sitting-under-blue-light.html

4  Health

Designing a healthy lifestyle

  1. Be happyhttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/30/health/happiness-live-longer-wellness/index.html, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797610363775
  2. But also realistic https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/pag-28-1-249.pdf
  3. Find a purpose https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125071/
  4. Rest http://positiveprescription.com/stress-management-101/
  5. Prioritise sleep https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.013043
  6. Stop smoking https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/the-benefits-of-quitting-smoking-and-5-natural-ways-to-kick-the
  7. Avoid the TV https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23007179/, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jan/11/watching-television-increases-death-heart-disease
  8. Get grateful https://www.happify.com/hd/fortify-your-heart-through-gratitude/
  9. Pursue higher studies https://www.huffpost.com/entry/100-ways-live-to-100_n_3956896#
  10. Read https://www.treehugger.com/health/7-ways-reading-boosts-health-according-science.html
  11. Laugh! – https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2017/06/05/six-science-based-reasons-why-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/
  12. Sing https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/can-singing-help-you-live-longer
  13. Learn something new https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5740267/Learning-new-language-playing-musical-instrument-key-avoiding-dementia.html
  14. Take up gardening https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/59-ways-to-live-a-longer-life
  15. Have a pet https://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-pets-improve-your-health
  16. Look after your teeth https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/gum-disease-and-heart-disease-the-common-thread
  17. Get a mammogram https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/09/09/220652531/why-younger-women-could-benefit-from-mammograms-after-all/
  18. Manage anger https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-to-control-anger-before-it-kills-you
  19. Make health a habit – https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X
  20. Use loss aversion https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6547758_The_Neural_Basis_of_Loss_Aversion_in_Decision-Making_Under_Risk, https://lazyjar.com
  21. Weigh yourself daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181105081735.htm
  22. Rethink conventional wisdomhttps://www.nhs.uk/news/obesity/overweight-people-live-longer-study-claims/
  23. Don’t lose weight to find happiness https://www.coursera.org/lecture/the-science-of-well-being/part-3-awesome-stuff-true-love-perfect-body-good-grades-tHw4I
  24. Skip cosmetic surgery https://www.coursera.org/lecture/the-science-of-well-being/part-3-awesome-stuff-true-love-perfect-body-good-grades-tHw4I
  25. Avoid sports fanaticism https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/6-health-risks-of-being-a-serious-sports-fan
  26. Contemplate deathhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419102516.htm

Connecting for better health

  1. Stay socialhttps://www.ted.com/talks/susan_pinker_the_secret_to_living_longer_may_be_your_social_life, https://my.happify.com/hd/why-friends-make-us-happier/  
  2. Find health-conscious friends https://www.happify.com/hd/9-things-you-can-do-to-live-a-long-happy-life/
  3. Practice family values https://time.com/4657666/how-family-ties-keep-you-going-in-sickness-and-in-health/
  4. Build habits together https://www.happify.com/hd/how-to-make-healthy-habits-stick/
  5. Enjoy sex https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20100121/more-sex-could-mean-less-heart-risk, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/reasons-to-have-sex-burning-calories_n_2599103  
  6. Stay married – https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/why-being-healthy-relationship-may-help-you-live-longer, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gay-marriage-mortality-rates_n_2862242  
  7. Parent two kids https://www.huffpost.com/entry/100-ways-live-to-100_n_3956896#
  8. Breastfeed baby https://www.huffpost.com/entry/100-ways-live-to-100_n_3956896#
  9. Model healthfulness https://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(14)00084-9/abstract
  10. Attend religious services https://www.livescience.com/4017-churchgoers-live-longer.html
  11. Volunteer https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/volunteer-help-others-help-yourself

Moving your body

  1. Stop sitting https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/stand-better-health
  2. Move naturally https://www.bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/
  3. Walk fast https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(19)30063-1/fulltext
  4. Take the stairs http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7591311.stm
  5. Exercise regularly https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/exercise-can-add-years-to-your-life, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/sep/03/watch-your-step-why-the-10000-daily-goal-is-built-on-bad-science, https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/10/674380082/exercise-wins-fit-seniors-can-have-hearts-that-look-30-years-younger, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-105106/The-fittest-live-longer.html
  6. Add vigour https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/29/extra-time-how-smart-exercise-can-keep-you-younger-for-longer
  7. Pick your exercise https://www.happify.com/hd/exercise-and-happiness-infographic/
  8. Make it fun https://www.happify.com/hd/exercise-and-happiness-infographic/
  9. Exercise outside https://www.happify.com/hd/exercise-and-happiness-infographic/
  10. Choose your exercise time https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  11. Exercise mindfully https://happify.com/hd/secret-to-being-more-satisfied-at-the-gym/
  12. Swimhttp://www.asph.sc.edu/news/blair3.htm
  13. Jog moderately https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120503104327.htm
  14. Pedal fast https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1741826710393196
  15. Take up golf https://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1409430/study_golfers_live_longer/
  16. Or another recreational sport https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/the-surprising-health-benefits-of-8-recreational-sports
  17. Dance https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/dancing-away-dementia-with-salsa-and-danz-n, https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  18. Try exercise snacks https://www.treehugger.com/health/all-you-need-20-seconds-improve-your-fitness.html
  19. Walk after eating https://www.businessinsider.com/exercise-after-high-fat-meals-for-health-2013-1/lightbox?r=AU&IR=T

Seeking healthy spaces

  1. Avoid polluted areas https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/half-of-americans-are-living-with-dangerous-levels-of-air-pollution
  2. Live high up https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/uocd-ssl032511.php
  3. Get into the sun https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2290997/
  4. Visit a forest – https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/how-walking-in-the-woods-benefits-your-health

Minimising pain

  1. Act pain-freehttps://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  2. Power pose to reduce pain https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Get cussing https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/science-swearing-profanity-curse-emma-byrne/  
  4. Have sexhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/reasons-to-have-sex-burning-calories_n_2599103
  5. Comfort others in painhttps://my.happify.com/hd/empathy-can-change-your-life-infographic/

Optimising a hospital visit

  1. Visit hospitals in the morning https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Find a good doctor https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/04/29/doctors-who-show-compassion-have-healthier-patients-who-heal-faster-according-new-book/
  3. Secure a view https://www.researchgate.net/publication/17043718_View_Through_a_Window_May_Influence_Recovery_from_Surgery

Aging healthfully

  1. Embrace aging https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-832261.pdf
  2. Maintain control in life https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Act young https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  4. Surround yourself with life https://www.amazon.com/Being-Mortal-Illness-Medicine-Matters/dp/1250081246
  5. Look after a plant https://www.amazon.com/Being-Mortal-Illness-Medicine-Matters/dp/1250081246
  6. Avoid a fall https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235613/
  7. Seek intellectual stimulation https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20080729/10-healthy-aging-tips-from-centenarians

5  Food

Electing what to eat

  1. Eat well – https://www.businessinsider.com/happiness-peaks-at-7-8-servings-of-fruits-and-vegetables-per-day-study-2012-10, https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2019/01/26/food-makes-you-happy-a-healthy-diet-improves-mental-health/#3e1c265426f8, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-06/tjnj-vda053013.php, https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7015-11-63, https://www.treehugger.com/health/5-foods-boost-psychological-well-being.html, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/eat-broccoli-to-live-longer-study-20110610-1fvoi.html
  2. Snack healthy https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eating-nuts-lower-heart-disease-cancer-risk_n_3605065, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24566441, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1933171114000023, https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2019/01/26/food-makes-you-happy-a-healthy-diet-improves-mental-health/#3e1c265426f8, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120325173008.htm and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25879690.
  3. Eat beans https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/8-reasons-eat-lot-beans.html
  4. Eat mushrooms https://www.treehugger.com/health/eating-mushrooms-may-dramatically-cut-risk-cognitive-decline.html
  5. Eat (even inorganic) produce https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19640946/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17852499/, https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/organic-food-and-health-a-systematic-review-2161-0711-1000532.php?aid=90187  
  6. Eat (some) fish https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/higher-blood-omega-3s-associated-with-lower-risk-of-dying-among-older-adults/
  7. Eat less meat https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality, https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/health/colorectal-cancer-risk-red-processed-meat-study-intl/index.html, https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/03/health/blue-zones-diet-food-wellness/index.html
  8. Cut out sugar https://www.fastcompany.com/3050319/how-giving-up-refined-sugar-changed-my-brain, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840676/, https://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Sugar-Startling-National-Addiction/dp/0757003060/ref=sr_1_1, https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/10-health-benefits-of-honey
  9. Avoid burned food https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/questions/is-eating-burned-food-bad-for-you

Deciding what to drink

  1. Drink water https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190403-how-much-water-should-you-drink-a-day, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Drink tea, especially green tea https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/10-possible-health-benefits-of-drinking-tea, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16968850/
  3. Drink coffee https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/should-we-drink-coffee, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624, https://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every/dp/0525572422
  4. Drink hot chocolate https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/stories/7-health-benefits-of-drinking-hot-cocoa
  5. Drink red wine https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/stories/study-abstaining-from-alcohol-significantly-shortens-life, https://www.bluezones.com/2017/08/longevity-link-how-and-why-wine-helps-you-live-longer/

Adopting healthy eating practices

  1. Buy local https://www.huffpost.com/entry/healthiest-diets-world_n_57cc716fe4b0a22de0966ff2
  2. Be aware https://www.npr.org/transcripts/172969363
  3. Make it easy https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4yUlJV31Rk
  4. Cook at home https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cooking-longevity_n_1518466
  5. Serve precisely https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  6. Eat less and intermittentlyhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/341802201_Intermittent_Fasting_and_Brain_Health_Efficacy_and_Potential_Mechanisms_of_Action
  7. Eat mindfullyhttps://positivepsychology.com/mindful-eating-exercises/
  8. Eat sociallyhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/eating-meals-alone-unhappy-link-sainsburys-research-mental-illness-health-a8363291.html
  9. Stop at 80% https://www.happify.com/hd/9-things-you-can-do-to-live-a-long-happy-life/
  10. Use your non-dominant handhttp://www.canada.com/health/Switching+hands+could+help+control+overeating+Study/5359729/story.html
  11. Chew more https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chewing-weightloss/can-chewing-more-help-you-eat-less-idUSTRE76S6OU20110729
  12. Keep a food diary https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080708080738.htm
  13. Resist temptation https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  14. Try water only https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128695-hungry-stomach-hormone-promotes-growth-of-new-brain-cells/
  15. Find support https://nutritionstudies.org/benefits-social-support-healthy-lifestyle/

6  Sleep

Setting up your sleep environment

  1. Keep it dark https://time.com/5189387/dark-room-sleep-study/
  2. Keep it quiet https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/earplugs-and-eye-masks-help-promote-sleep, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1389945704002242
  3. Keep it comfy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18603220, https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/touch/what-temperature-should-your-bedroom-be
  4. Get a rocking bed https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)31662-2
  5. Limit your bed use https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sleep-hygiene-tips_n_5030168

Preparing for sleep

  1. Plan for 7-9 hours of sleep – https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.013043, https://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/science-proves-why-good-sleep-is-critical-to-your-success.html , https://time.com/4757521/sleep-yourself-slim, https://www.bbc.com/news/health-39933232
  2. Go to bed early https://happify.com/hd/why-you-shouldb-be-an-early-bird/
  3. Get gratefulhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201111/how-gratitude-helps-you-sleep-night
  4. Write it down https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-School-Wake-power-sleep/dp/1447264835
  5. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/caffeine-food-alcohol-smoking-and-sleep.html, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK223808/
  6. Skip fluids before bed https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/connection-between-hydration-and-sleep
  7. Switch off screens – https://hbr.org/2015/08/research-shows-how-anxiety-and-technology-are-affecting-our-sleep
  8. Cut out screen light https://justgetflux.com/
  9. Set up a routine https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene/healthy-sleep-tips, https://thesleepdoctor.com/2019/09/15/how-does-reading-before-bed-affect-my-sleep
  10. Exercise for better sleep https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4341978/, https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/does-exercising-at-night-affect-sleep
  11. Get sexy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409294/
  12. Put socks on https://jphysiolanthropol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40101-018-0172-z
  13. Sleep near Fido https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08927936.2018.1529354

Falling asleep faster

  1. Find a comfortable position https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/choosing-the-best-sleep-position
  2. Relax your body https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279320/
  3. Try 4-7-8 breathing https://www.healthline.com/health/4-7-8-breathing
  4. Meditate https://www.happify.com/hd/train-your-mind-for-better-sleep/
  5. Distract a busy mind https://psychcentral.com/lib/12-ways-to-shut-off-your-brain-before-bedtime/
  6. Use visualisations https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279320/
  7. Try to stay up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-School-Wake-power-sleep/dp/1447264835
  8. Cure insomnia https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/sep/14/finally-a-cure-for-insomnia

Embracing healthy sleep practices

  1. Lie on your back https://www.treehugger.com/health/whats-best-sleep-position-you.html
  2. Check on snoring https://www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea/do-i-have-sleep-apnea/is-it-snoring-or-sleep-apnea/
  3. Follow the 90-minute rulehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-School-Wake-power-sleep/dp/1447264835
  4. Let teens sleep in and stay up https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  5. Cap it at 9 hours https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/59-ways-to-live-a-longer-life
  6. Stop the snooze https://www.sleep.org/stop-hitting-snooze-button/
  7. Skip weekend lie-inshttps://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30098-3
  8. Take naps https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-research-found-the-perfect-length-for-a-power-nap-2019-3, https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Siestas_and_your_heart_Can_you_nap_your_way_to_health
  9. Nap between 2-3 pmhttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  10. Try a ‘Napaccino’ https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624

7  Love

Finding love

  1. Believe it’s out there – https://www.nbcnews.com/better/relationships/how-be-better-dater-follow-four-step-plan-n734321
  2. Do things you enjoy – https://www.today.com/health/how-find-love-12-basic-rules-lasting-relationships-t108115
  3. Be nice https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1948550614568867
  4. Perfect your profile – https://www.nbcnews.com/better/relationships/how-be-better-dater-follow-four-step-plan-n734321
  5. Seek similarity https://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/myths/myth_27.cfm

Boosting attraction

  1. Boost attractivenesshttps://www.amazon.com/Like-Switch-Influencing-Attracting-Winning/dp/1476754489
  2. Get closehttps://www.amazon.com/Like-Switch-Influencing-Attracting-Winning/dp/1476754489
  3. Display friend signalshttps://www.amazon.com/Like-Switch-Influencing-Attracting-Winning/dp/1476754489
  4. Find common groundhttps://www.amazon.com/Like-Switch-Influencing-Attracting-Winning/dp/1476754489
  5. Share informationhttps://www.amazon.com/Like-Switch-Influencing-Attracting-Winning/dp/1476754489
  6. Act like a couple https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  7. Get their heart beating https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062

Making love last

  1. Choose well, live longerhttps://time.com/3706692/do-married-people-really-live-longer/, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/16/a-bad-marriage-is-as-unhealthy-as-smoking-or-drinking-say-scientists
  2. Be great friendshttps://www.amazon.com/Seven-Principles-Making-Marriage-Work/dp/0609805797
  3. Know your attachment style https://healthland.time.com/2011/02/13/mind-reading-how-the-new-science-of-adult-attachment-can-improve-your-love-life/
  4. Follow the 5:1 ratiohttps://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  5. Talk more https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  6. Respond positively https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  7. Be influence-able https://www.ted.com/talks/george_blair_west_3_ways_to_build_a_happy_marriage_and_avoid_divorce
  8. Respect individuality https://www.huffpost.com/entry/relationship-success-bala_b_4776478
  9. Have each other’s backs https://www.ted.com/talks/george_blair_west_3_ways_to_build_a_happy_marriage_and_avoid_divorce

Cultivating mutual bliss

  1. Do something new – https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  2. Do something exciting https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  3. Notice the good https://www.happify.com/hd/tip-can-boost-your-relationship-in-2-weeks/
  4. Express gratitude – https://happify.com/hd/good-communication-starts-with-gratitude/
  5. Practice love languages – https://www.amazon.com/Love-Languages-Secret-that-Lasts/dp/080241270X
  6. Recall shared laughter https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  7. Hold hands https://www.huffpost.com/entry/power-of-holding-hands_n_57435a8be4b00e09e89fc162
  8. Cuddle https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/10-unexpected-ways-to-improve-your-heart-health
  9. Kiss https://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/14/health/upwave-kissing/index.html
  10. Get sexy – https://www.treehugger.com/culture/what-does-it-mean-live-well.html, https://www.happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0079342, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/reasons-to-have-sex-burning-calories_n_2599103
  11. Wear socks in bed – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4111360.stm
  12. Exercise together – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/meet-catch-and-keep/201401/5-reasons-why-couples-who-sweat-together-stay-together, https://my.happify.com/hd/how-to-make-healthy-habits-stick/
  13. Split chores – https://www.treehugger.com/cleaning-organizing/dishwashing-chore-s-hardest-your-marriage.html
  14. Double date – https://happify.com/hd/an-easy-way-to-instantly-feel-closer-to-your-partner/?s=8e92a2a3
  15. Deep dive – https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/style/36-questions-that-lead-to-love.html

Addressing conflict

  1. Fight well https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  2. Think third party https://my.happify.com/hd/21-minute-trick-to-improving-your-relationship/
  3. Know when to split https://80000hours.org/2018/08/randomised-experiment-if-youre-really-unsure-whether-to-quit-your-job-or-break-up-you-really-probably-should/
  4. Don’t rule out divorce https://healthland.time.com/2011/03/17/the-secrets-to-long-life-theyre-not-what-you-thought/

Designing a happy marriage

  1. Wait to marry – https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Enjoy marital bliss – https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  3. Expect a 2-year high https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  4. Marry later in life – https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624, https://www.ted.com/talks/george_blair_west_3_ways_to_build_a_happy_marriage_and_avoid_divorce
  5. But not too late – https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  6. Consider marrying someone younger – https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  7. Have an inexpensive wedding – https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624, https://www.amazon.com/Lagom-Little-Swedish-Living-Balanced/dp/0062748793
  8. Boost joy in marriage – https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  9. Reconsider kids – https://happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-a-happy-relationship/
  10. Grow happier https://qz.com/quartzy/1488362/researchers-found-one-way-that-marriages-get-happier-over-time/

8  Parenting

Deciding if and when to have kids

  1. Make an informed decision https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-does-having-kids-make-you-happy-20140114-story.html
  2. Be emotionally readyhttps://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/is_becoming_a_parent_really_worse_than_losing_your_spouse, https://positivepsychology.com/parenthood-paradox/, https://time.com/collection/guide-to-happiness/4370344/parents-happiness-children-study/, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-015-0413-2
  3. Be financially readyhttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-theory-on-why-having-kids-makes-people-unhappy-2019-02-26#
  4. You’ve got time https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14704244/, https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730324-100-when-should-you-get-pregnant-computer-knows-age-to-start-trying/
  5. Older parents live longer https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, http://sonjalyubomirsky.com/files/2012/09/Nelson-Kushlev-Lyubomirsky-in-press1.pdf
  6. Expect to lose sleep https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/7904189/New-parents-miss-6-months-sleep-in-two-years.html, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-015-0413-2
  7. Expect earnings to change https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/30/first-time-moms-see-a-30percent-drop-in-pay-for-dads-theres-a-bump-up.html
  8. Opt for open adoptions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17305046/

Bringing up baby

  1. Help baby sleep well https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/05/531582634/babies-sleep-better-in-their-own-rooms-after-4-months-study-finds
  2. Spend time with baby – https://www.unicef.org/media/files/UNICEF_Early_Moments_Matter_for_Every_Child_report.pdf, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/14/talking-to-babies-brain-power-language
  3. Give them control – https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  4. Offer non-electronic toys https://neurosciencenews.com/toys-language-neurodevelopment-3330/
  5. Give older siblings responsibility – https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989

Practicing positive parenting

  1. Provide unconditional love and happiness https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/, https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  2. Be nurturing https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4, https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4, https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  3. Protect your own happiness https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  4. Recognise personalities – https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  5. Adjust parenting styles – https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  6. Practice love languages – https://www.amazon.com/5-Love-Languages-Children/dp/0802403476
  7. Talk intimately https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  8. Respect introversion https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153
  9. Introduce family rituals – https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/make-most-of-family-table, https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2002/12/rituals
  10. Avoid rushing first gradehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713445/
  11. Schedule downtime https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/teach-kids-to-daydream/280615/, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/moral-landscapes/201404/why-play-child
  12. Restrict digital media https://qz.com/1190151/why-am-i-unhappy-a-new-study-explains-americas-unhappiness-epidemic/, https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  13. Cultivate hobbies https://www.forbes.com/2004/02/10/cx_0210health.html#4cece0ef171d
  14. Shape the space https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/how-to-raise-a-creative-kid/
  15. Encourage physical activity https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  16. Gift experiences https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-the-neighborhood/201311/raising-non-materialistic-children-in-material-world
  17. Walk to school https://www.treehugger.com/health/8-reasons-why-you-should-go-walk.html
  18. Go greenhttps://qz.com/1559863/kids-who-grow-up-near-green-space-have-better-mental-health/
  19. Get outside https://www.treehugger.com/family/outdoor-children-are-happier-children.html

Conversing with kids

  1. Listen, don’t lecture https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Kids-Will-Listen-ebook/dp/B005GG0MXI
  2. Avoid saying ‘no’ https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  3. State, don’t scold https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Kids-Will-Listen-ebook/dp/B005GG0MXI
  4. Emphasise values over rules https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  5. Keep it positive https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  6. Be specific https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  7. Go down to eye level https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  8. Offer choices https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  9. Offer help https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  10. Playfully challenge https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  11. Create positive peer pressure https://www.ted.com/talks/sabine_doebel_how_your_brain_s_executive_function_works_and_how_to_improve_it
  12. Channel a character https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bjdp.12259
  13. Use tokens https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  14. Leverage praisehttps://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  15. Praise to build character https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4, https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X

Changing behaviour

  1. Shape behaviour https://slate.com/human-interest/2008/11/why-parents-expect-too-much-from-their-kids.html
  2. Bypass meltdowns https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Kids-Will-Listen-ebook/dp/B005GG0MXI
  3. Use a 3-part reprimandhttps://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  4. Try time out https://slate.com/human-interest/2008/06/how-to-make-timeouts-less-like-bar-fights.html
  5. Withhold treats – https://slate.com/human-interest/2009/02/what-to-do-when-your-kid-provokes-you-into-an-inhuman-rage.html
  6. Avoid spankinghttps://slate.com/human-interest/2008/09/why-you-shouldn-t-hit-your-kids.html
  7. Consider ignoring https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  8. Don’t stress https://slate.com/human-interest/2009/03/when-to-ignore-your-kid-s-behavior-and-when-to-change-it.html
  9. Simulate good behaviour https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  10. Try the veggie challenge https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062

Cultivating character

  1. Be a role model https://www.coursera.org/learn/everyday-parenting/
  2. Demonstrate optimism https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  3. Cultivate kindness – https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/being_kind_makes_kids_happy, https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4, https://my.happify.com/hd/why-compassion-matters-infographic/
  4. Encourage empathy https://my.happify.com/hd/empathy-can-change-your-life-infographic/
  5. Build emotional intelligence – https://time.com/35496/how-to-raise-happy-kids-10-steps-backed-by-science/
  6. Illustrate friendship https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419
  7. Welcome peers https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-life/201910/your-child-s-friends
  8. Practice gratitude https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989
  9. Strengthen savouring https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419
  10. Stimulate creativity https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/how-to-raise-a-creative-kid/
  11. Cultivate meaning – https://my.happify.com/hd/the-science-of-raising-happy-kids/?s=e0535ae4
  12. Introduce chores https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inside-out-outside-in/201908/why-chores-are-important-kids
  13. Align chores with strengths https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Happiness-Psychology-Potential-Fulfillment/dp/0743222989

9  Money

Considering earnings

  1. Don’t work for money https://hbr.org/2012/12/the-top-five-career-regrets, https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/SaQQH/annoying-feature-3, https://www.pnas.org/content/107/38/16489, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2010/05/25/money-weakens-ability-to-savour-lifes-little-pleasures/
  2. Cap your earningshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/321743107_Happiness_Income_Satiation_and_Turning_Points_Around_the_World, https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/150671/happiness-is-love-and-75k.aspx, https://www.happify.com/hd/money-and-your-happiness/
  3. Boost your pay https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  4. Leverage creativity https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  5. Vacation for a raise – https://hbr.org/2015/06/are-the-people-who-take-vacations-the-ones-who-get-promoted

Avoiding unrewarding purchases

  1. Stop buying stuff https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/SaQQH/annoying-feature-3, https://my.happify.com/hd/why-you-should-buy-a-vacation/, https://www.coursera.org/lecture/the-science-of-well-being/part-3-awesome-stuff-true-love-perfect-body-good-grades-tHw4I
  2. Don’t upgrade your car https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12232-015-0223-2, https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/nordic-welfare-news/the-fast-and-the-furious-research-shows-that-owners-of-high-status-cars-are-on-a-collision-course-with-traffic
  3. Spend less on your wedding – https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624, https://www.amazon.com/Lagom-Little-Swedish-Living-Balanced/dp/0062748793

Purchasing happiness

  1. Spend on experiences https://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2016/03/03/the-secret-to-happiness-spend-money-on-experiences-not-things/#6ef71e6139a6, https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/sds/docs/loewenstein/redblack.pdf, https://time.com/collection/guide-to-happiness/4856954/can-money-buy-you-happiness/, https://my.happify.com/hd/why-you-should-buy-a-vacation/
  2. Buy back time https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1948550616649239
  3. Givehttps://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2013/08/21/to-buy-happiness-spend-money-on-others/#5dc8376649eb
  4. Donate https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-104-4-635.pdf

Securing your savings

  1. Drop overspending friends https://www.amazon.com/Change-Anything-Science-Personal-Success/dp/0446573906
  2. Use cash, not card http://web.mit.edu/simester/Public/Papers/Alwaysleavehome.pdf
  3. Watch less TV https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/mFn0u/annoying-feature-2
  4. Try an aging app https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3949005/
  5. Avoid lifestyle inflation http://lifehacker.com/avoid-lifestyle-inflation-when-you-get-a-new-job-to-k-5901672
  6. Secure your wallethttps://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  7. Set up a will https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934

Investing in financial freedom

  1. Find financial freedomhttps://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle-ebook-dp-B07C7M8SX9/dp/B07C7M8SX9/
  2. Choose index funds https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  3. Diversify your portfolio https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  4. Rebalance your portfolio https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  5. Invest early https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  6. Get the best help https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  7. Pay attention to tax https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  8. Expect drops in the market https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  9. Remain unemotional https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934
  10. Embrace a crash https://www.amazon.com/Unshakeable-Your-Guide-Financial-Freedom/dp/1471164934

10  Learning

Selecting what to learn

  1. Choose what to learn https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/sites/default/files/Closing the Soft Skills Gap.pdf
  2. Learn diverse subjects – https://medium.com/accelerated-intelligence/modern-polymath-81f882ce52db, https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  3. Filter learning material https://medium.com/accelerated-intelligence/the-way-you-read-books-says-a-lot-about-your-intelligence-find-out-why-c2127b00eb03

Learning how to learn

  1. Learn every minute https://qz.com/1178713/be-like-bill-gates-and-warren-buffett-if-youre-not-spending-5-hours-per-week-learning-youre-being-irresponsible/, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244016669550
  2. Have a growth mindsethttps://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322
  3. Get enough sleephttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  4. Get some exercise https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-can-boost-your-memory-and-thinking-skills
  5. Drink water https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00363/full
  6. Start school late https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  7. Don’t stress over grades https://www.coursera.org/lecture/the-science-of-well-being/part-3-awesome-stuff-true-love-perfect-body-good-grades-tHw4I
  8. Read mindfully https://medium.com/@RyanHoliday/how-to-digest-books-above-your-level-and-increase-your-intelligence-a11bd134da13
  9. Write it down https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2864034/
  10. Write, don’t type https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614524581
  11. Use your own words https://hwpi.harvard.edu/files/hilt/files/notetaking_0.pdf
  12. Space it outhttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  13. Take breakshttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  14. Test before you learnhttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  15. Take a naphttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  16. Embrace distractionshttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  17. Reward yourself https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/02/the-secret-to-self-motivation-lies-in-this-science-backed-habit.html
  18. Test yourselfhttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  19. Teach it to a friend https://fs.blog/2012/04/feynman-technique/
  20. Sum it up https://www.clearerthinking.org/post/12-techniques-to-accelerate-your-learning
  21. Read contrarian views https://www.clearerthinking.org/post/12-techniques-to-accelerate-your-learning
  22. Study an expert https://www.clearerthinking.org/post/12-techniques-to-accelerate-your-learning
  23. Practice deliberately https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868

Making learning memorable

  1. Do it halfwayhttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  2. Mix up the formathttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/want_to_learn_a_new_skill_faster_change_up_your_practice_sessions
  3. Make it a picturehttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  4. Use a mnemonic device https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0361476X92900565
  5. Chunk it https://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Remembering-Everything/dp/0143120530
  6. Make it weird https://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Remembering-Everything/dp/0143120530
  7. Make it usefulhttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  8. Say it out loud https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614524581
  9. Space out reviews https://www.clearerthinking.org/post/12-techniques-to-accelerate-your-learning
  10. Match the environmenthttps://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293
  11. Mix up your study spots https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Learn-Surprising-Happens/dp/0812984293

11  Work

Boosting enjoyment at work

  1. Use your strengths https://my.happify.com/hd/character-strengths-infographic/?s=7f5ffd4a, https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register
  2. Discover meaning https://my.happify.com/hd/how-to-live-a-meaningful-life-infographic/?s=178cfd24
  3. Work hard https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/59-ways-to-live-a-longer-life
  4. Pick a creative career https://www.happify.com/hd/this-type-of-job-can-make-you-healthier/
  5. Know what matters https://my.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  6. Bond with work buddies https://www.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110804133604.htm
  7. Spread kindness https://my.happify.com/hd/science-of-giving-infographic/
  8. Get ‘me time’ https://my.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  9. Set boundaries https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecastrillon/2019/07/18/10-ways-to-set-healthy-boundaries-at-work/#2558a9bd7497
  10. Commute lesshttps://www.inc.com/business-insider/study-reveals-commute-time-impacts-job-satisfaction.html
  11. Walk or bike to work https://my.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  12. Personalise your space https://www.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  13. Use a standing desk https://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/new-study-confirms-adjustable-standing-desks-make-you-happier-healthier-and-more-productive.html, https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/
  14. Avoid the nightshift – https://time.com/3183183/best-time-to-sleep/
  15. Evaluate a job changehttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624, https://80000hours.org/2018/08/randomised-experiment-if-youre-really-unsure-whether-to-quit-your-job-or-break-up-you-really-probably-should/
  16. Postpone retirement http://nautil.us/issue/67/reboot/retiring-retirement-rp

Conducting better meetings

  1. Meet in the morninghttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Have 45-min meetingshttps://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  3. Host standing meetings https://my.happify.com/hd/standing-is-the-solution-for-a-lot-of-things/?s=90c0c170
  4. Suggest walking meetingshttps://www.ted.com/talks/nilofer_merchant_got_a_meeting_take_a_walk?language=en

Making good impressions

  1. Dress right https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  2. Sit in the middle https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  3. Stock up achievements https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  4. Express leadership https://www.amazon.com/Before-Happiness-Achieving-Spreading-Sustaining/dp/0770436730
  5. Get the right support https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  6. Reframehttps://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  7. Swear occasionally https://www.amazon.com/Swearing-Good-You-Amazing-Language/dp/1324000287
  8. Take vacations – https://hbr.org/2015/06/are-the-people-who-take-vacations-the-ones-who-get-promoted, https://hbr.org/2016/07/the-data-driven-case-for-vacation

12  Motivation

Setting goals effectively

  1. Set goals https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Set happy goalshttps://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being/lecture/tHw4I/part-3-awesome-stuff-true-love-perfect-body-good-grades
  3. Set stretch goals https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  4. Set a deadline https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  5. Make it feel close https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  6. Start afreshhttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  7. Leverage turning points https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  8. Imagine a new you https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  9. Avoid false motivatorshttps://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  10. Instead, set smart goals https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  11. Make a commitment https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/todd_rogers/files/commitment_devices_2.pdf, https://www.stickk.com
  12. Consider hurdles https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  13. Engage in doublethinkhttps://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  14. List resources and achievements https://www.amazon.com/Before-Happiness-Achieving-Spreading-Sustaining/dp/0770436730
  15. Build in some slack https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-a-trick-or-treater-be-trusted-11603983461

Building habits successfully

  1. Change one habit at a time https://jamesclear.com/habits-fail
  2. Pick a valuable habithttps://jamesclear.com/habits-fail
  3. Make it easyhttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  4. Design your dayhttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  5. Connect new and old habitshttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  6. Make it desirablehttps://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-Before-Habits-Procrastinate/dp/0385348630
  7. Specify day, time, and locationhttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  8. Adopt the if/then format https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201101/the-science-success-the-if-then-solution
  9. Create a social contract https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  10. Automate your habitshttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  11. Design the environmenthttps://www.amazon.com/Change-Anything-Science-Personal-Success/dp/0446573906
  12. Match environments to habitshttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  13. Take frequent action https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  14. Time it righthttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
  15. Create a cue https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X

Overcoming procrastination

  1. Break it down https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10132241
  2. Consider regret https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  3. Ask whom it might helphttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  4. Recall past successes https://my.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/
  5. Find a friend https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  6. Find a competitor https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  7. Keep a journalhttps://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  8. Escape temptationshttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  9. Pull it close https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  10. Power posehttp://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html
  11. Make a fist or cross your arms https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  12. Use loss aversion https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201803/what-is-loss-aversion
  13. Get startedhttps://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  14. Stop midway https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  15. Check it off https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  16. Use music to motivate https://www.happify.com/hd/turn-up-that-bass/
  17. Make a mantra https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hrdq.1038
  18. Set up small wins https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  19. Consider abstaining https://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-Before-Habits-Procrastinate/dp/0385348630
  20. Jot down daily winshttps://my.happify.com/hd/happiness-at-work-infographic/, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  21. Be a little behind https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  22. Start a chain https://newsstand.clemson.edu/research-probes-behavioral-streaks-impact-on-consumer-activity/

13  Productivity

Setting up for productivity

  1. Make your bed https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Bed-Little-Things/dp/1455570249
  2. Meditatehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3132583/
  3. Benefit from nature https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  4. Start with exercise https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  5. Get happy https://hbr.org/2010/11/why-a-happy-brain-performs-bet
  6. Silence your phonehttps://www.amazon.com/Productivity-Project-Accomplishing-Managing-Attention/dp/1101904038
  7. Batch email checking https://www.amazon.com/Productivity-Project-Accomplishing-Managing-Attention/dp/1101904038, https://freedom.to/downloads
  8. Retain control of your schedulehttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/
  9. Clean up your desk https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  10. Lift your laptop https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  11. Dress righthttps://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  12. Create a soundtrackhttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/
  13. Choose your tools https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692
  14. Schedule your priorities https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519
  15. Eat well https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/productivity-diet
  16. Snack healthy https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/productivity-diet
  17. Enjoy your tea https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  18. Try ambient sounds https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150519151217.htm
  19. Find a view https://hbr.org/tip/2015/11/looking-at-nature-can-help-your-productivity
  20. Green your space https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es301685g
  21. Set the temperature https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279542374_Room_temperature_and_productivity_in_office_work
  22. Look at puppieshttps://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/minds-business/the-power-of-puppies-looking-at-cute-images-can-improve-focus.html
  23. Nurture plants https://happify.com/hd/beat-stress-and-boost-happiness-infographic/
  24. Hide the clock https://www.amazon.com/Before-Happiness-Achieving-Spreading-Sustaining/dp/0770436730
  25. Do a pre-mortemhttps://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  26. Practice conscientiousnesshttps://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  27. Act creative https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  28. Have diverse interests https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  29. Leverage tiredness https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  30. Develop a winner mentality https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/14/1/13/5210274
  31. Feel lucky https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ

Adopting a productive process

  1. Focus on processhttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  2. Establish a foolproof process https://my.happify.com/hd/how-to-live-a-meaningful-life-infographic/?s=178cfd24
  3. Select one primary taskhttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/
  4. Set three goals https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  5. Create stakes https://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/
  6. Halve the deadline https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0022103167900297
  7. Use a checklist https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right-ebook/dp/B0030V0PEW, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  8. Do the biggest task first https://www.amazon.com/Eat-That-Frog-Twenty-one-Procrastinating/dp/0792754840
  9. Single-task https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  10. Batch similar tasks https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  11. Apply the 2-min rulehttps://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280
  12. Make time visiblehttps://www.timetimer.com/, https://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/, https://www.timetimer.com/collections/applications
  13. Draft it first https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016
  14. Prioritise https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2016/03/07/80-20-rule/#56b378263814
  15. Delegate https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Executive-Definitive-Harperbusiness-Essentials/dp/0060833459
  16. Embrace restrictions https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Moon-Richard-Wiseman-ebook/dp/B07C7K1KJJ
  17. Follow up https://www.amazon.com/Productivity-Project-Accomplishing-Managing-Attention/dp/1101904038
  18. Aim to improve https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  19. Talk to yourself https://hbr.org/2015/02/pronouns-matter-when-psyching-yourself-up
  20. Ask 5 why’s https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318013490_The_Five_Whys_Technique

Using energy to your advantage

  1. Capture energy https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Recognise energy dips https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  3. Make coffee work for youhttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/
  4. Employ an energy trigger https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  5. Activate human energy boostershttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Time-Focus-Matters-Every-ebook/dp/B078QSCM3V/

Making the most of breaks

  1. Plan regular breaks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208131529.htm, https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Take walking breaks https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  3. Walk creative https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  4. Seek social breaks https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  5. Watch dog videos https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  6. Daydream https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022103113002205
  7. Do something else https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860

Improving decision making

  1. Avoid decision fatigue https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tough-choices-how-making/
  2. Decide for others https://hbr.org/2018/11/why-its-easier-to-make-decisions-for-someone-else
  3. Look for alternatives https://www.amazon.com/Farsighted-Make-Decisions-That-Matter/dp/1594488215, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzdRLnQD8tA
  4. Exempt minor choices https://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/27/your-money/27shortcuts.html
  5. Flip a coin https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-flipping-a-coin-can-actually-help-you-make-smarter-decisions-backed-by-science.html

14  Leadership

Setting the stage for strong performance

  1. Prepare the workspace – https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/, https://my.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  2. Provide the tools https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  3. Communicate end goals https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/
  4. Motivate with meaning https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Happiness-Leaders-Phenomenal-Business-ebook/dp/B076ZQHXCW, https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/
  5. Promote standards over rules https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  6. Prioritise work by customer needs https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  7. Define measurable outcomes, not methods https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  8. Plan performance https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  9. Learn from your best https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  10. Set realistic timelines https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860

Practicing positive leadership

  1. Be optimistic – https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/
  2. Show empathy https://my.happify.com/hd/empathy-can-change-your-life-infographic/
  3. Choose questions over instructions https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  4. Tell stories https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  5. Impart powerhttps://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE
  6. Give trust https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  7. Boost positive interactionshttps://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Advantage-Principles-Psychology-Performance/dp/0307591549
  8. Spend time with stars https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  9. Reply emails https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  10. Invite alternate views https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  11. Ask to be challenged https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE
  12. Manage your bad days https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE

Recruiting right

  1. Don’t expect personality changeshttps://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  2. Interview righthttps://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  3. Test for grit https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111108, https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/
  4. Evaluate empathy https://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Faster-Better-Transformative-Productivity-ebook/dp/B00Z3FRYB0
  5. Get to know recruits https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW

Optimising teamwork

  1. Foster team belonging https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Promote unison https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, https://my.happify.com/hd/boost-productivity-at-work-infographic/
  3. Get close to collaborate https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  4. Skip brainstorminghttps://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  5. Mix thinking styles https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  6. Understand team motivation https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  7. Share ideas early, coach later https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  8. Cater to team commitment https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  9. Selectively leverage competition https://www.happify.com/hd/science-of-creativity-infographic-2/
  10. Resolve conflict collaboratively https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE

Recognising and rewarding

  1. Recognise weekly https://my.happify.com/hd/small-act-can-improve-your-entire-work-team/?s=4382a9bf
  2. Choose rewards carefully https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  3. Reward process over outcome https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  4. Offer relevant rewards https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  5. Share equal prestige https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  6. Broadband salary scales https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  7. Conduct regular reviews https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  8. Celebrate personal bests – https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  9. Help employees ascend https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  10. Don’t promise a bonushttps://www.amazon.com/Leading-Happiness-Leaders-Phenomenal-Business-ebook/dp/B076ZQHXCW
  11. Avoid corporate awards https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  12. Don’t glorify failure – https://www.amazon.com/Rework-Jason-Fried/dp/0307463745

Addressing performance issues

  1. Give feedback immediately https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kim-Scott/dp/B01KTIEFEE
  2. Abstain from using power https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  3. Evaluate a lack of motivation – https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  4. Share natural consequenceshttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  5. Highlight long-term benefits – https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  6. Explain coping mechanismshttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  7. Be an enabler and supporterhttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  8. Solve it jointly – https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  9. Look for a long-term solutionhttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  10. Address miscasting https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW
  11. Resolve emerging problems first – https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  12. Make a planhttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  13. Provide discipline as neededhttps://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524
  14. Avoid delaying termination https://www.amazon.com/First-Break-All-Rules-Differently-ebook/dp/B00HL2S4LW

15  Persuasion

Communicating convincingly

  1. Start small https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  2. Highlight shared goals https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
  3. Connect to what they know https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  4. Add a ‘because’ https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  5. Share individual impact https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  6. Point out negatives https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  7. Communicate expressively https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/were-only-human/the-sound-of-intellect.html
  8. Nod as you speak https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  9. Present testable ideashttps://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287
  10. Make it familiarhttps://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  11. Remind them of their support https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  12. Get them saying yes https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
  13. Use the power of reciprocation – https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  14. Employ positive peer pressurehttps://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
  15. Impart information https://www.amazon.com/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness/dp/014311526X
  16. Provide a map https://www.amazon.com/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness/dp/014311526X
  17. Use a graph https://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/10-research-proven-tricks-to-seem-smarter-than-you-are.html   
  18. Request small favours https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  19. Ask for clarity https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  20. Find an ally – https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X

Designing a persuasive pitch

  1. Get your order right https://www.amazon.com/When-Scientific-Secrets-Perfect-Timing/dp/0735210624
  2. Do something differenthttps://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  3. Practice your pitch https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  4. Dress smart https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062, https://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/10-research-proven-tricks-to-seem-smarter-than-you-are.html
  5. Demonstrate authorityhttps://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
  6. Be likeable https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X
  7. Use your middle initial https://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/10-research-proven-tricks-to-seem-smarter-than-you-are.html
  8. Seat them softly https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  9. Keep them warm https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  10. Orchestrate a pull https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  11. Make it the default optionhttps://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Good-Day-Behavioral/dp/0553419633
  12. Make it scarce https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X

Initiating a change movement

  1. Identify key behaviours – https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  2. Prescribe recovery behaviourshttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  3. Change others’ behaviourhttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  4. Communicate effectively https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  5. Create a sense of urgency https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  6. Provide experienceshttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  7. Tell vivid stories https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  8. Surrender control https://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  9. Make it easy https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752
  10. Build social capital https://www.amazon.com/Before-Happiness-Achieving-Spreading-Sustaining/dp/0770436730
  11. Find the influencershttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  12. Be an opinion leaderhttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  13. Build capabilityhttps://www.amazon.com/Influencer-Science-Leading-Change-Second/dp/0071808868
  14. Make them advocates https://www.amazon.com/As-If-Principle-Radically-Approach/dp/1451675062
  15. Create a culturehttps://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299

16  Giving

Giving in cash and kind

  1. Donate to charity https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_dunn_helping_others_makes_us_happier_but_it_matters_how_we_do_it
  2. Choose effective charities https://www.amazon.com/Doing-Good-Better-Effective-Altruism/dp/1592409660, https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities/
  3. Give as much as you can https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  4. Make it automatic https://stanford.app.box.com/s/yohfziywajw3nmwxo7d3ammndihibe7g
  5. See your impact https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_dunn_helping_others_makes_us_happier_but_it_matters_how_we_do_it
  6. Donate as you declutter https://www.amazon.com/Outer-Order-Inner-Calm-Declutter/dp/1984822802
  7. Share surplus food https://olioex.com/

Giving time

  1. Devote your career https://80000hours.org/
  2. Volunteerhttps://happify.com/hd/volunteering-infographic/
  3. Be a voluntourist https://happify.com/hd/volunteering-infographic/

Giving life

  1. Donate your organs and tissues posthumously https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/transplant-update/2019/march/5-quick-facts-about-organ-donation
  2. Donate your kidneys https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors/general-information-living-donation
  3. Donate blood https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/how-blood-donations-help/blood-needs-blood-supply.html

Giving as an organisation

  1. Give via company initiatives https://happify.com/hd/volunteering-infographic/
  2. Introduce opt-out schemeshttps://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  3. Take the 1% pledge https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  4. Give a social bonushttps://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561

Inspiring giving

  1. Share your actions https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  2. Donate your birthday https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/facebook-users-raised-300-million-in-birthday-donations.html
  3. Activate youth https://www.dosomething.org/us
  4. Cultivate a giving habit https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  5. Highlight individuals over masses https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/uploads/content/Sharma_and_Morwitz_2016_-_Efficacy_and_charitable_giving.pdf
  6. Preselect who’d benefit https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  7. Show high impact https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  8. Highlight others’ contributions https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/newsroom/newsn/6685/do-as-your-neighbor-does-neighbors-caring-about-the-environment-makes-you-more-likely-to-conserve
  9. Encourage small donationshttps://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  10. Rouse emotion https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561
  11. Promote self-reflection https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20364907
  12. Highlight victims over perpetrators https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
  13. Make experiences tangible http://faculty.washington.edu/dkrosner/files/emapthy-design-disability.pdf, http://unvr.sdgactioncampaign.org/vr-films/#.Xp_XOMgzbIU, https://www.hollows.org/sightsimulator/
  14. Use a red donation box https://www.amazon.com/59-Seconds-Change-Under-Minute/dp/0307474860
  15. Match donations https://www.amazon.com/Life-You-Can-Save-Poverty/dp/0812981561

17  Green living

Minimising waste

  1. Go vegan https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth
  2. Become a minimalist – https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Joy-Illustrated-Organizing-Changing/dp/1607749726
  3. Carry a reuse kithttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/10/stark-truth-long-plastic-footprint-will-last-planet/
  4. Buy less and consciously – https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  5. Minimise e-wastehttps://green.harvard.edu/tools-resources/how/6-ways-minimize-your-e-waste, http://lessismore.org/materials/131-reduce-electronic-waste/
  6. Go paperlesshttps://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  7. Composthttps://www.treehugger.com/green-home/where-do-you-keep-your-compost-bin.html, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/29/50-ways-to-green-up-your-life-save-the-planet
  8. Recyclehttps://www.epa.gov/recycle/recycling-basics
  9. Commute consciouslyhttps://www.treehugger.com/how-to-go-green-commuting-4858005
  10. Gift consciouslyhttps://biomimictheory.com/eco-friendly-gift-ideas-for-the-green-soul/, https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-52576-001
  11. Be an eco-travellerhttps://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  12. Carbon offset your life – https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

Green shopping

  1. Green choices are contagioushttps://environment.yale.edu/news/article/energy-choices-can-be-contagious-but-why/
  2. Request no bagshttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/10/stark-truth-long-plastic-footprint-will-last-planet/
  3. Opt out of paper receipts https://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/surprising-impact-paper-receipts.html
  4. Dress sustainably https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/life-is-easier-with-a-capsule-wardrobe/2018/05/07/708d5b14-4d74-11e8-b725-92c89fe3ca4c_story.html, https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  5. Do green grocery shoppinghttps://www.ourhappymess.com/eco-friendly-grocery-shopping/

Greening your home

  1. Build a green home https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  2. Insulate https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  3. Run on solar https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/solar-power/
  4. Change your bulbs https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eco-friendly-home-50-ways-to-do-it_n_5916442
  5. Avoid air conditioninghttps://www.directenergy.com/learning-center/what-uses-most-electricity-in-my-home
  6. Choose green furnishingshttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/eco-friendly-home-50-ways-to-do-it_n_5916442
  7. Save energy in the kitchen https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eco-friendly-home-50-ways-to-do-it_n_5916442, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/29/50-ways-to-green-up-your-life-save-the-planet  
  8. Minimise food waste https://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  9. Switch off and unplug https://www.treehugger.com/should-i-unplug-my-appliances-and-if-so-will-i-save-money-4864312
  10. Wash clothes efficientlyhttps://www.treehugger.com/how-to-go-green-laundry-4858690
  11. Save waterhttps://www.amazon.com/Green-Book-Everyday-Saving-Planet/dp/0307381358
  12. Rent a roomhttps://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/get-ready-15-lifestyle-could-you.html