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3. Distract yourself into happiness.

At times, it's beneficial to have a means of diverting your attention to cheerful, pleasant, and healthy alternatives. Mediation, dancing, exercise, learning an instrument, knitting, sketching, and painting may all help to detach you from the concerns long enough to prevent you from overanalyzing them.

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Learn something new

... even if it's stressful. Mastering a new skill means more stress now but more happiness later.

The key is to choose the right new skill to master, a challenge to undertake, or an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone. The greatest increases in happiness come from learning a skill you choose, rather than one you think you should or feel forced to learn.

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If you want to keep your brain happy, be clear on who your support network is. Know who matters and nurture those relationships.

The best thing to do is to talk with the person in real life or meet up for an activity. The next best thing is talking on the phone, which is better than texts or emails. Seeing someone and hearing their voice activates your mirror neuron system in ways that texting can’t match.

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