• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

10. Other People: Hacks 93–100 > 95. Make Yourself Happy

Make Yourself Happy

Turn on your affective system by tweaking your face muscles—or getting an eyeful of someone else doing the same.

Find yourself a pen, preferably a nontoxic, nonleaky one. We’re going to use this little item to improve your quality of life and give you a little pleasure.

In Action

Put the pen between your teeth, in far enough so that it’s stretching the edges of your mouth back without being uncomfortable. Feeling weird? Just hold it there for a little, and appraise your level of mood. You should find that you end up feeling just a little happier.

If you want to go for the reverse effect, remove the pen (maybe give it a wipe), then trap it between your upper lip and nose like a mustache. If you’re feeling anything, it’s likely to be a touch of gloom, particularly in contrast to when you had the pen in your mouth.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint