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What Is Planning?
Planning refers to the thought process, strategies, and actions you take to solve a problem or reach a goal. It involves prioritizing and making compromises. Good planning is essential for reaching any desired outcome, including happiness.
Why is it important to build this skill?
Planning is probably the most overlooked, yet useful, skill for boosting happiness. Carefully thinking through the processes that will help you achieve happiness greatly increases the ease, speed, and likelihood of successfully reaching your happiness goals. Developing a well-supported strategy and approach ensures that you do eventually achieve your happiness goals.
Activities to develop this skill:
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.