10 WAYS TO BE HAPPIER

Feeling depress lately because of the economy situation, family issues, relationship chaos or any kind of life challenges? You can still find happiness beneath those trials. Practice these 10 simple ways to be happy.

Pep up your step

Scientists say walking tall with swinging arms helps you feel more positive. Even if you’re not feeling happy, a spirited stroll can help you fake it till you make it.

Count your blessings

Remember the song “count your blessings and name them one by one…” Write down everything that’s good in your life. When you make an effort to look on the bright side, it helps you stay focused on the positive.

 Volunteer

Find ways to get involved in your community or help out a friend in need. You’ll help yourself, too. It can improve your mental health and well-being. Win-win!!!

 

Slap on a smile

Lift your spirit with the corners of your mouth. When you smile like you mean it, you can change your brain’s chemistry and feel happier. Remember smiling makes you look younger and beautiful.

 

Make new friends

It makes you feel good to spend time with people who care about you. So be open to new relationships, whether it’s someone you meet at the office, gym, church, or park. But be sure to maintain those lifelong connections, too. Studies show the more connected you are, the happier you are. Be connected and stay connected.

 

Forgive and Forget

Are you holding a grudge? Let it go. Forgiveness frees you from negative thoughts and makes more room in your life for inner peace. And that brings you happiness. This is a very important step of staying happy. When you feel offended, let it out, forget it and be happy.

 

Break a sweat

It can take as little as 5 minutes for exercise to put you in a better mood. Moving your body also has good long-term effects: regular exercise helps keep depression at bay.

 

Practice mindfulness

Meditate for an hour a week. It’ll give you a dose of joy, peace, and contentment. It’ll also create new pathways in your brain to make it easier for you to feel joy.

 

Turn on some tunes

Music can have a powerful effect on your emotions. Pick your favourite music mix and get into the groove. You’ll get a real feel-good vibe. I do this a lot and it works.

 

Shut your eyes

Most adults need 7 or 8 hours of sleep each night to stay in a good mood. You’re more likely to be happy when you get enough shut-eye.

Culled from:

http://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-be-happier?ecd=wnl_wmh_081016&ctr=wnl-wmh-081016_nsl-promo-h_2&mb=vRVx78QdDKVdmvCSOdI34ShonS%2fH3cwyjZq%40EwyeQYE%3d

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