To be happy, you don’t have to win the lottery or meet your soul mate. You simply have to make a few small changes to the way you approach your day. Happiness – you can strengthen and develop it, much like a muscle, until you can summon it anytime—even if you generally tend toward a glass-half-empty outlook. “Research shows that our ability to experience happiness is 50 percent influenced by genetics, 10 percent by events, and 40 percent by intention,” says Dan Baker, Ph.D., founding director of the Life Enhancement Program at Canyon Ranch, in Tucson, Arizona. “It’s a side effect of living purposefully, standing up for what you believe in, and developing your full potential.” By doing so, you can elevate not only your state of mind, but your health too. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways to achieve happiness is to break free of daily stressors and focus on the little things in life that bring you joy. To make it even easier for you, we’ve put together 10 simple steps to follow.
Play Up Your Strengths
Get a Hobby
Simplify Your Life
Decide, and Then Move On
Accept the Fact That Some People Won’t Like You
Widen Your Circle of Friends
Accentuate the Good
Silence Toxic Self-Talk
Match Your Intentions to Your Actions
Move It! Your Body
Take 10 minutes to read the complete article in our Blog. The author of this article, Mellissa Chessher does a great job explaining how to go through each step.