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Daily Happiness: Simple Ways to Find it in Your Life

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

How to brighten your day

  • Reflect on what you appreciate and love about your partner, friends, or family members.
  • Express your appreciation to them.
  • Take the time to see how you can help someone out.
  • Slow down for 3 minutes. Let your thoughts and body also slow down while you pay attention to life around you.
  • Smile towards the people you meet.
  • Make someone else happy. Give him or her a gift of some kind.
  • Take fewer things for granted, like your food, the weather, or small gestures. It will inspire and motivate you.
  • Take action and create the day you wish to have.
  • Say yes to something new.
  • Say no to a should that isn't that important.
  • Take a 2-minute laugh-break.
  • Do what you deep down think is the right thing.
  • Stand still for a minute, close your eyes and simply enjoy the sun.

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Strengthen your body daily
  • Adopt a healthy diet, in the long term. You must have the right fuel to push your body and increase strength and stamina. 
  • Exercise. Aim for 5 days a week minimum. Push yourself so your heart is racing for at least 10 minutes to get the full cardiovascular benefit.
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