It's difficult enough to stay motivated and upbeat without the rest of the world weighing on your shoulders. If you're feeling unmotivated, Zack Shapiro, an engineer at Taskrabbit, has a suggestion for you: take some time each day to write down three positive things that have happened to you.
Zack logs his three happy things every night, checks off the item in Lift, another app we love to help you not break habit chains, and then goes to bed. It improves your mood, and gets you thinking positively, which in itself can be a step in the right direction.
No one is saying that writing down good things is going to make the bad things any less bad, but Zack notes that he's genuinely happier and more motivated since he started this habit. He also says it's an easy routine to pick up — which is a good thing on its own, considering how difficult it can be to build better habits.
My Favorite Habit: Write Three Positive Things About Today [Zack Shapiro via Hacker News]