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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.
Work for that promotion or take on that marathon.
It’s a lovely treat for your mind, according to Gretchen Rubin “The brain is stimulated by surprise, and successfully dealing with an unexpected situation gives a powerful sense of satisfaction.”
Give someone else a compliment. Your generosity will make your day and theirs.
Residents of Denmark, one of the happiest countries in the world, spend less time than most Americans in the office.
Only 2 percent of Danes work long hours, which is categorized as 50 hours per week. And full-time workers still devote 66 percent of their day to self-care, like eating and sleeping.
There’s power in small moments.
“I think when we take time to notice the things that go right — it means we’re getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day,” Susan Weinschenk, author of How to Get People to Do Stuff.
Once you realize that happiness is predominantly an internal process, you will gradually understand that happiness is also a choice, and you will be able to transcend the limits of what it is that makes you happy.