Gratitude

Feeling grateful is an easy way to get out of a bad state. 

Just ask yourself what you are thankful for. If there are any parts of your life that have improved? Simply visualizing the difference can give a small boost to your mood.

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  • Physical Exercise – Doing some light exercise creates a huge boost in your physical energy.
  • Think Faster – Games, brainstorming or other thinking exercises boost your mental energy.
  • Drink Some Water – Hydrating yourself can give you a boost of energy.

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Bad moods happen 50% of the time simply because of a lack of energy. When you have lots of energy your mind moves faster, you get more done and you feel happier.

The next time you feel down, stop trying to think your way through it and instead boost your energy.

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Get New Input

You may notice that often when you are in a bad mood you don’t do very much. Depressed people often perpetuate their mood by remaining in the same environment.

Going to see friends, watching a movie, reading a book, even doing the errands and chores that need to be done, are all methods of getting new input.

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Spend time with furry friends

Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten. 

Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting in that joyous feeling.

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Ways To Be Happier Instantly

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Happiness

Happiness is when a person feels satisfaction, contentment, and elation in their life. It is a fulfilling feeling to have despite it having varying definitions.

The term is generally used to explain one's present moment or how they feel about their life in a broad sense. Psychologists see it as a 'subjective' emotional state of a person's well-being. It focuses on our personal feelings in the existing moment.

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How Do Psychologists Define Happiness?

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What is happiness

Happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction. contentment and fulfillment. 

While happiness has many different definitions, it is often described as involving positive emotions and life satisfaction.

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How Do Psychologists Define Happiness?

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