Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

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