Part of the problem of life in the modern world is we tend to fall into the “happiness trap” of thinking that life if our lives are not thrilling 100% of the time then we are doing something wrong. Solitude and quiet moments are essential to a healthy balance as well. But when it comes to the more exciting moments of our lives, many of us need help. The team at Psychology Today recently put together a great list of the top 8 ways to make your life more exciting. One of my faves is the following: “#7: YOU THINK IT HAS TO BE BIG AND SPECTACULAR: News flash — Every day is not 4th of July fireworks, parades, and parties. You can find fun in small moments. If you think real fun only happens at big events, you’re depriving yourself of some good times. Fun is what you make it. It doesn’t need to be spectacular, by any means. Sometimes it’s found in 5- and 10-minute increments.” You can read the full list by visiting PsychologyToday.com.