Get Happy: Making Decisions for Emotional Quality

Happiness is really hard to define. Why? Because happiness isn’t just one feeling (pleasure) or one experience (winning gold at the Olympics). Instead happiness is a broad assessment of a whole bunch of different experiences and feelings. Happiness isn’t usually a feeling itself, but an estimate of the average quality of your emotions.

Last week I wrote an article about a new strategy for happiness I called the emotional quality model. I received some great feedback, but I think it was a little too abstract to put into practice. I’d like to…