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A cheery and helpful guide: How to be happy | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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A cheery and helpful guide: How to be happy | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian
Surely we can squidge even just a tiny bit of happiness into the gloomy apparatus of our lives

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Sleep And Exercise

While it is well known that sleep and exercise are important, it is equally important to take it easy and not give yourself a hard time.

Certain things in life, nature, birds, cats and dogs,...

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Ups And Downs

Understand that life is cyclic, and ups and downs are a part of our daily existence.

Trusting yourself is essential, and if you find there is a problem that you need to address, don't be af...

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Ways To Be Happy

  • Writing is therapy, and listing out what we are grateful for, on a daily basis amplifies our happiness about the good things in our lives.
  • Eating healthy and unprocessed food, like f...

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