Simple Ways You Can Become Happier Right Now

According to scientists, happiness may be easier to attain than you ever thought possible. If you’d like to become a happier person, here are some simple and effective ways to attain your goal quickly.

  • A Christmas smiley face.Get more sleep. Studies have found that sleep deprivation increases our ability to remember negative stimuli, while decreasing our ability to remember the positive. If you want to feel better about your life, get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
  • Move closer to work. When I was a child, my parents both commuted an hour each day just to get to work. This meant they were constantly tired, hungry and cranky when they got home. If this sounds familiar, consider tossing the suburban dream aside and move closer to your job.
  • Give 100 hours a year to others. Helping others for two hours a week is the key to feeling happier. If you’re having trouble feeling joy for your own life, one of the best ways to improve your outlook is by giving to others who are less fortunate.
  • Smile more often. Not only does smiling make you more approachable to others, it can actually cause you to feel better. A new study found that real smiles improve mood and cause less withdrawal from social events than fake smiles.
  • Take up meditation. Meditating regularly is a great way to improve your attention span and reduce your stress levels. That’s because it clears out all of the debris that’s cluttering up your mind and leaves you with fresh, clean thoughts.
  • Exercise every day. According to recent research, exercising for as little as seven minutes per day may be all it takes to have a profound effect on mood and overall happiness. Exercise can even alleviate depression symptoms.

True wellness incorporates a healthy mind, spirit and body. It’s impossible to have good health without addressing them all. If you’re having difficulty in any of these three areas, talk to your chiropractic team for advice on how to improve your level of holistic wellness.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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