It’s easiest for a positive habit to form with a small, consistent effort daily, instead of trying to do a massive overhaul all at once.

In my journey filming the American Happiness documentary across 50 states, I spent three months talking to 500+ self-defined “happy” people from all different backgrounds, work experiences, and job titles.

A major theme across the country was people who work daily to create and reinforce positive habits are more productive at work, better leaders, and have more energy and enthusiasm daily.

While their external circumstances varied, one thing they all shared was an understanding of what they could control versus what they couldn’t. Putting focus on what they could control in their daily lives allowed them to live with less stress, stronger mental health, create more meaningful working relationships, and create more impact at work and beyond.

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