A Nerd’s Guide to Success and Happiness | Nerd Fitness

Steve Kamb at Nerd Fitness wrote a spectacular article on happiness. It’s worth reading the entire thing but here’s the summary.

Here’s how to build the habit of making yourself happier:

  • When you wake up, try meditating before checking your phone or turning on your computer. Even if it’s only for two minutes.
  • Do what you can to spend your time on projects you love, and less time doing work that doesn’t make you happy.
  • Spend less money on things and instead on experiences.
  • Spend time each day in “the zone” on a passion, project, or activity you love.Build something, make something, do something.
  • Incrementally improve your health, and reward yourself for it. Pick an activity or exercise to improve your physical wellbeing.  You’re in the right place!
  • Spend more time with people you love, and less time with people that drag you down. Don’t have friends or a partner? Work on your skills to find them!
  • Be grateful every day for the things that have gone right. Keep a record to remind yourself of these things.

A Nerd’s Guide to Success and Happiness | Nerd Fitness.

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Joe’s first professional job involved playing video games for 9 hours a day. After experiencing early signs of brain rot, he decided to teach himself how to write software. His entire career is characterized by this “why not?” attitude. Joe is formerly the founder of Sharey, a lead-generation tool that adds a personalized call to action to curated social media content. Prior to founding Sharey, Joe worked with a range of companies—from pre-investment startups to large corporations—to bring high-tech consumer products to life.