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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.

Listen to music

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. 

There’s nothing like a little thankfulness to boost your mood. Research shows expressing gratitude can make you happier. 

Try writing down three things you’re thankful for at the end of each night.

Research shows that allowing yourself a few moments of zen-like escape each day may make you happier.

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 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.

Get enough sleep

More sleep = A happier you. 

Too little shuteye slows down our cognitive processes and increases the risk of depression. 

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 suggests hearing your mom’s voice can help reduce stress. And less stress means a happier you.

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.

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.

Most people wish they could avoid aging, but studies show that we’re happier as we get older. 

Experts theorize this could be because the older we get, the more we reflect on positive experiences. 

 Studies show self-acceptance is crucial to a happier life, but it’s a habit we barely practice.

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.

Stop to smell the flowers

One study on how scent affects joy found that participants who were in a floral-scented room selected three times as many happiness-related terms than negative terms.

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Happiness is a result of Habits
  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 the freedom to pursue your deepest dreams.
  2. Regardless of your version of true happiness, living a happier, more satisfied life is within reach.
  3. A few tweaks to your regular habits can help you get there.
  4. Habits matter. Make positive habits part of your routine to instil happiness daily.

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

healthline.com

Among the factors contributing to this were 
  • poor work-life balance
  • workers feeling underappreciated in their positions 
  • and 
  • people feeling obligated to respond to colleagues at all times, due to communication apps.

13 ways you can be happier at work, according to career experts

businessinsider.com

What creates happiness in the brain
  • Dopamine: The happy chemical that our brain releases when we see reward or pleasure in sight.
  • Oxytocin: A hormone and a neurotransmitter, it gets released when we bond, feel love, and trust the people around us.
  • Serotonin: It is experienced when we feel self-respect, confidence and importance.
  • Endorphin: This neurotransmitter gets released to help us cope with physical pain.
  • What Makes People Happy And How Can We Get Lasting Happiness?

    blog.mindvalley.com

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