This Text Message Makes People Happy | Reader’s Digest


How was your day – On a scale from 1 to 10?  -keith

“Pick somebody in your life and send them a message asking them how their day is going on a scale of one to 10,” McGonigal suggests. “And it’s very important that you ask them on a scale of one to 10 for a couple of reasons.”

Anyone can think of a number between one and 10, McGonigal reasons, and once they do, chances are they will want to explain their number to you too (asking for a number also nips the dreaded “I’m fine” in the bud).

But even if your partner does answer you with a simple, “five” (the numerical equivalent of “fine,”)  you’re about to draw them out with part two of this game: When you do get a reply, immediately write back and say, “Is there anything I can do to move you from a five to a six?” (or “from an eight to a nine” or “from a 10 to an 11,” etc.) If McGonigal’s research is accurate, you’ve just made someone’s day.

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