Happiness is so interesting because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it.
Did you know that happy people are healthier people? Studies consistently show that those with a "Glass half full mentality" can boast lower blood pressure, less stress, healthier body weights, and stronger hearts than their less optimistic neighbors.
Two Swiss economists who studied the effect of commuting on happiness found that such factors could not make up for the misery created by a long commute.
Participants were found to be substantially happier outdoors in all natural environments than they were in urban environments.
One of the most counterintuitive pieces of advice I found is that to make yourself feel happier, you should help others.
Spending money on other people, called "Pro social spending," also boosts happiness.
Happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people.
The scent of this fruit is one of the most positive and arousing things you can smell, according to a study conducted in the journal Chemical Senses.
So jot down a quick thank-you note - even if it is just a "Thank you for being you." You'll feel way better about buying that new bag for yourself.
The same goes for buying things that provide an experience, like a new song, book, or podcast, according to a recent study.
The anticipation should brighten your mood instantly, with benefits that peak when you get to dig in.
Instead of being passive aggressive to your boyfriend or complaining about him constantly to anyone who'll listen, just say, "Babe, it bothers me when we leave the bed unmade. When you'rethe last one to get out of it, can you please make it?" Expressing succinct complaints to the person who can fix them can help you resolve the issue asap, which paves the way for happiness that is there to stay, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Social Psychology.
If you can't take the time for a vacation right now, or even a night out with friends, put something on the calendar even if it's a month or a year down the road. Then whenever you need a boost of happiness, remind yourself about it.
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it's been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier life.
The World Happiness Report states “Over 1 billion adults suffer from anxiety and depression.” How do we get to happy? Jacqueline Way, Founder of www.365give.ca shares a secret to happiness so simple a 3 – year old can do it. Jacqueline is a mother of three boys and social good activist dedicated to changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time. You will learn through her powerful story of how your body is hard-wired for giving. Researchers from all over the world have been studying the science and physiological of giving for decades. They’ve discovered giving makes you happy, makes you high, is our bodies natural “Fountain of Youth” and reduces stress. Her inspirational journey with her son and thousands of children will inspire you to start a daily giving habit that will make you happy and change the world. Jacqueline Way is the founder of www.356give.ca a charitable organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring children to change the world "one give, one day at a time." You can reach Jacqueline at email@example.com
"Sea + sun = happiness: science" by the University of Sussex.
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Experiencing positive emotions not only appear to have the power to neutralize negative ones but can also encourage people to be more proactive.
If you're one of those people who like to make to-do lists on a regular basis, then listen closely: When you're setting your goals, it's better to be specific and set goals you know you can achieve.
"People often give up their goals because they are stressful, but we found that there is a benefit at the end of the day from learning to do something well. And what's striking is that you don't have to reach your goal to see the benefits to your happiness and well-being," co-author Ryan Howell said in a statement.