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7 Rules For Making More Happiness

Malia Schilling

From designer Stefan Sagmeister's 2010 TED talk:

1) Doing more of what I like to do and much less of what I don’t like to do.
2) Doing it yourself. What you don’t do properly yourself is never deemed to actually be done.
3) Having meaningful relationships.
4) Thinking freely, without pressure.
5) Being close to the content and in the moment.
6) Working on projects that actually have visible impacts.
7) Keeping a diary that supports personal development.

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  • Ethos Adventures

    I love this! The trick is in DOING it. Does anyone have a "Do" commitment that might correspond?

    • Malia Schilling

      This isn't a "do," but I always find Sagmeister's 20 rules for living inspiring!

      1. Helping other people helps me.
      2. Having guts always works out for me.
      3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
      4. Organising a charity group is surprisingly easy.
      5. Being not truthful always works against me.
      6. Everything I do always comes back to me.
      7. Assuming is stifling.
      8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
      9. Over time I get used to everything and start taking for granted.
      10. Money does not make me happy.
      11. My dreams have no meaning.
      12. Keeping a diary supports personal development.
      13. Trying to look good limits my life.
      14. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
      15. Worrying solves nothing.
      16. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
      17. Everybody thinks they are right.
      18. If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first.
      19. Low expectations are a good strategy.
      20. Everybody who is honest is interesting.