From the Blue Zones of Happiness: optimize your home environment to boost your pride, one of the three strands of happiness. A “pride shrine” is a place with family photos, mementos, and objects that display your accomplishments. Every time you walk by, you’ll be rewarded with a surge of pride and a reminder of how you fit into the world.
This four week life adjustment is no mere “diet” or “exercise plan” — we want you to start gradually and start incorporating more and more of these Blue Zones principles into your life. Four weeks. And then another four weeks, and another, and you’ll be looking at years of better well-being.
A lot of research says you should only start with one habit a day, but if you’re living the Blue Zones way, then the principles are mutually supportive. Each one is easier to add.
At the end of the four weeks, many positive changes have likely happened. You might feel great, better rested, have maybe lost weight, feel happier, better connected to your friends and family. But even if you have just improved a couple of those areas of your life (and not all), we think you’ll be so happy about the changes that have worked that you will continue on for another four weeks. And another. And so on.