Former Navy SEAL and I Agree on an Important Habit. Not What You Might Expect.

Gretchen Rubin
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Whenever I talk to people about their happiness projects, I ask, "What have you tried? What works for you?"

People tell me a million things they've done, but to my astonishment, the one resolution that comes up the most often - and this isn't the most significant thing you could do to boost your happiness, but it does seem to be the thing that people most often try, and that does work -- is to make your bed.

"Make the bed" is one of the most popular happiness-project resolutions, and in fact, the habit of bed-making is correlated with a sense of greater well-being and higher productivity.