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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.
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.”
Research shows that trying to boost your mood while listening to music actually can help lift you to a more positive state.
Studies also suggest listening to sad music can help boost positive feelings.
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.
Research shows recording these everyday events may make us happier later on because we appreciate them a lot more when they’re revisited.
In other words, if you ate a scrumptious chocolate brownie on Wednesday, write it down.
Give someone else a compliment. Your generosity will make your day and theirs.
We didn’t get to where we are without a little help, so why not extend that same generosity to someone else?
Not only will your kindness influence others, but studies show it’ll also make you happier, too.
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.
A fulfilling life doesn’t lie in our possessions, it’s found in the experiences we have and the people we share them with.
Spend money on a trip, a concert or any other experience that will bring you joy. Science says you’ll be happier in the long run.
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