45 Ways To Be Happier Instantly
Give someone else a compliment. Your generosity will make your day and theirs.
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According to experts, choosing to spend time by yourself can help your social relationships. Solitude can also help you regulate your emotions. It can have a calming effect that prepares you to better engage with others.
Learn to identify moments when you need solitude to recharge and reflect to help with negative emotions and experiences.
Being overly busy with long to-do lists has become a way to communicate status. Although being busy is not a real status indicator, the impact is real and it contributes to burnout, anxiety and stress-related diseases.
Doing nothing can be a great productivity tool for recharging.
Having weak ties (neighbors, your favorite bartender, or fellow members in a spin class) can have a positive impact on our well-being by helping us feel more connected to other social groups.
Listening to upbeat music can actually improve your mood.
It's important not to overthink, "Am I happy yet?" while listening, and instead just allow yourself to enjoy the experience.
Laughter increases dopamine in our brains, which is a chemical that elevates mood.
The next time you're in a bad mood, try pulling up some Amy Schumer or an SNL digital short on YouTube.
Even mild exercise, about 40 percent of your max heart rate, can lift your mood. Do activities that match your mood instead of trying to force yourself to do something you're just not feeling.
Listen to your thoughts — but don’t necessarily believe them.
They're suggestions, possibilities. But they’re not gospel. You can’t control what thoughts pop up, but you can decide what is helpful and choose not to give the unhelpful thoughts any more attention than they deserve.
Doing little positive things is better for happiness than occasionally bagging an elephant: