By | ESQUIRE UK EDITORS | www.esquiremag.ph
COVID-19 is still here and you might be going crazy staying at home unless you’re running an errand.
Well not on Esquire. Instead, we thought we’d ask a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don’t involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives or dating a supermodel.
Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to Flourish in a Crazy World—with a list anyone can follow with a little positive energy. Like Jack.
1 | Mondays are bad and Fridays good. Really? The average life-span is 4000 weeks and a seventh of your life is spent on Mondays. Flip your thinking. Friday is, in fact, another week closer to death, while Monday is an opportunity to make a dent in the universe.
2 | Upgrade your underwear drawer so every item is worth wearing on a ‘special occasion’. Then every day will start off feeling like one.
3 | Be a hugger. The average hug lasts 2.1 seconds but for the endorphins to transfer it needs to last seven seconds or longer (but warned, counting out loud spoils the effect).