10 out of 20 Simple Ways to Get Happy

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State of Mind. There are many ways to swerve off the path of anxiety, anger, frustration, and sadness into a state of happiness once or even several times throughout the day.

1. Practice mindfulness. Be in the moment. Instead of worrying about your checkup tomorrow while you have dinner with your family, focus on the here and now — the food, the company, the conversation.

2. Laugh out loud. Just anticipating a happy, funny event can raise levels of endorphins and other pleasure-inducing hormones and lower production of stress hormones.

3. Go to sleep. Taking a daily nap or getting into bed earlier one night can do more for your mood and outlook on life than any number of bubble baths or massages.

4. Hum along. Music soothes and is also relaxing.. music activates parts of the brain that produce happiness — the same parts activated by food or sex.

5. Declutter. It’s nearly impossible to meditate, breathe deeply, or simply relax when every thing in your room, on your desk and in the cupboard is full and messy.

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6. Just say no. Eliminate activities that aren’t necessary and that you don’t enjoy. If there are enough people already to handle something, just say no and let someone else handle things.

7. Make a list. There’s nothing like writing down your tasks to help you organize your thoughts and calm your anxiety. Checking off each item provides a great sense of fulfillment.

8. Do one thing at a time. People who multitask are more likely to have high blood pressure.

9. Garden. Not only will the fresh air and exercise provide their own stress reduction and feeling of well-being, but the sense of accomplishment that comes from clearing a weedy patch, watching seeds turn into flowers, or pruning out dead wood will last for hours, if not days.

10. Tune out the news. For one week go without reading the newspaper, watching the news, or scanning the headlines online. Instead, take a vacation from the misery we’re exposed to every day via the media and use that time for a walk, a meditation session, or to write in your journal.

I had made a gist and minor edit. Please read all (20) in detail at the Sourse_Readers Digest: 20 Simple Ways to Get Happy. Take control of your mood and improve your health Home

 

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