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  1. Happiness looks different for everyone. For you, maybe it’s being at peace with who you are. Or having a secure network of friends who accept you unconditionally. Or ...

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How to Be Happy: 25 Habits to Help You Live a Happier Life

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1. Smile :)
  1. You tend to smile when you’re happy. But it’s actually a two-way street.
  2. We smile because we’re happy, and smiling causes the brain to release dop...

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2. Exercise
  1. Exercise isn’t just for your body.
  2. Regular exercise can help to reduce stress, feelings of anxiety, and symptoms of

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3. Get Plenty of Sleep
  1. No matter how much modern society steers us toward less sleep, we know that adequate sleep is

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4. Eat with Mood in Mind
  1. Food choices have an impact on your overall physical health and can also affect your state of mind.
  2. Carbohydrates release

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5. Be Grateful
  1. Simply being grateful can be a big mood booster.
  2. Practicing gratitude can have a significant impact on feelings of hope and happiness.

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6. Give a Compliment
  1. Research shows that performing acts of kindness can help you feel more satisfied.
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7. Breathe Deeply
  1. Take a long, deep breath to calm yourself down.
  2. According to

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8. Acknowledge the Unhappy Moments
  1. A positive attitude is generally a good thing, but bad things happen to everyone. It’s just part of life.
  2. If you get some bad news, make a mistake, or just fe...

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9. Keep a Journal
  1. A journal is a good way to organize your thoughts, analyze your feelings, and make plans.
  2. You don’t have to be a literary genius or write volumes to benefit....

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10. Face Stress Head On
  1. There’s no need to avoid stress. Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal says that s...

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11. Declutter
  1. Decluttering sounds like a big project, but setting aside just 20 minutes a week can have a big impact.
  2. Set a timer on your phone and take 15 minu...

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12. See Friends
  1. Humans are social beings, and having close friends can make us happier.
  2. It’s not about how many friends you have. It’s about having meaningful rel...

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13. Plan Your Week
  1. Feel like you’re flailing about? Try sitting down at the end of every week and make a basic list for the following week.
  2. Even if you don’t stick to the plan, ...

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14. Ditch Your Phone

UNPLUG. REALLY.

  1. Turn off all the electronics and put those ear buds away for at least one hour once a week. ...

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15. Get into Nature
  1. Spending 30 minutes or more a week in green spaces can help lower blood pressure and depression, according to a 20...

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16. Explore Meditation
  1. There are many methods of meditation to explore.
  2. They can involve movement, focus, spirituality, or a...

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17. Consider Therapy
  1. If you feel like you’re hitting a brick wall, consider speaking with a therapist on a weekly basis. You don’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition or ...

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18. Find a Self-Care Ritual

It’s easy to neglect self-care in a fast-paced world. But your body carries your thoughts, passions, and spirit through this world, hence your body deserves a little TLC. ...

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19. Give Back
  1. If you find that giving daily compliments provides a needed boost to your mood, consider making a monthly routine of giving back on a larger scale.
  2. Maybe that...

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20. Take Yourself Out
  1. No one to go out with? Well, what rule says you can’t go out alone?
  2. Go to your favorite restaurant, take in a movie, or go on that trip you’ve always dreamed of.
  3. Even if you’re...

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21. Create a Thought List
  1. Take control of your thoughts.
  2. At the start of each month, make a short list of happy memories or things you’re looking forward to ...

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22. Take Time to Reflect

The start of a new year is a good time to stop and take inventory of your life.

Set aside some time to catch up with yourself the way you would with an ...

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23. Reevaluate Your Goals
  1. People change, so think about where you’re heading and consider if that’s still where you want to go.
  2. There’s no shame in changing your game.

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24. Take Care of Your Body

You hear it all the time, including several times in this article, but your physical and mental health are closely intertwined.

As you build habits to improve your h...

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25. Let Go of Grudges
  1. This is often easier said than done. But you don’t have to do it for the other person. Do it FOR YOURSELF.
  2. Sometimes, offering forgiveness or dropping a grudg...

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