Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities
Positive Psychology Happiness 101 Barbara Fredrickson Sonja Lyubomirsky Positivity The Hows of Happiness
- Be open. Develop a curiosity and appreciation for all events and find the good.
- Find nearby nature. Find solace in our beautiful land.
- Use your strengths. Instead of wishing you were better in some area, discover your strengths and use what you have.
- Dispute negative thinking. "This won't work!" Yes, it will. They have proven it scientifically.
- Develop distractions. This works very well to get through tough times.
- Create high quality connections. "There are no happy hermits." Ed Diener.
- Practice spirituality. Feeling connected to a higher power can comfort, inspire and bring peace and serenity.
- Flow activities. Doing something that sweeps you away and lose all track of time creates happiness and helps to cope with pain.
- Meditate mindfully. It calms, centers and develops mindfulness.
- Meditate on loving kindness. An easy, powerful meditation to love yourself and others. Click here for a free sample.
- Exercise. Exercise releases eight different feel good chemicals into the body.
- Cultivate kindness. Scientists have proven that kindness spreads like a virus. Get infected!
- Savor life's joys. If you can enjoy the little things, you will have reason to be happy every day.
- Ritualize gratitude. When you make gratitude a habit, what you appreciate, appreciates.
- Avoid social comparisons. Sometimes it can inspire us, but mostly it depresses and deflates us.
- Visualize your future. Go ahead, dream. It is brighter and better than you may think.
- Forgive. They say to forgive is divine but no one taught us how – until now.
- Cultivate optimism. Think people are born optimists? It can be learned and is easy when you know how.
- Work toward goals. Enjoy, not just crossing the finish line but the journey along the way.
- Learn to cope. Feel reassured with your personal emotional emergency preparedness kit.