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Working on my personal happiness is my way of doing something for myself (and for others) everyday.

Here’s a list of things that I’ve done today:

  • Make my wife laugh - I woke up at 6:20 a.m. wearing PJs that always make my wife laugh. Trust me, there’s no better thing than seeing her smile :)
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  • Workout - Despite the rainy day, I went swimming for an hour.
  • Meditation - While I was commuting to work, I used the app Headspace for 10 minutes of meditation.
  • Learn - This morning, I attended a lecture on Google Analytics with serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Will Bunker.
  • Make fun of me - I wore one of my favorite hats that somehow makes people laugh. In fact, some strangers greet me as “Panda man” in the street.
  • Client meeting - My colleague and I delivered a presentation for one of our clients. The meeting went well!
  • Power Lunch - I had a balanced lunch and sang Happy birthday to my dear friend Roderick Sims.
  • Wandering - Nothing better than wandering around.

Right now, it’s 3:20 p.m. in San Francisco and I need to go back to work, but before that I’d like to explain to you why I did most of the above.

Daily Routines for a Sustainable Happiness

As a new years resolution I’ve been creating habits to develop sustainable happiness. Some of those are for individual happiness, and others for communal happiness.

  • Individual Happiness
    • Health - mental (i.e. learn), spiritual (i.e. meditation), physical (i.e. swimming).
    • Relationships - i.e. make your significant other laugh
    • Work - i.e. client meetings
  • Communal Happiness
    • By working in your own happiness you can bring positive energy to those around you. AsChristopher McCandlesss said: “Happiness only real when shared.”

For me, there’s nothing better than sharing happiness with others.

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This is my favorite hat :)