11 Things You Can Do to Be Happy by SenyumAnakSekolah

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									11 Things You Can Do to Be Happy
Some think they can find happiness from a book. Others think that it
comes from having riches or material things. Most mental-health
professionals know there's no one formula for happiness. People are just
too different. But the emerging field of positive psychology is bursting
with new findings that suggest your actions can have a significant effect
on your happiness and satisfaction with life.
11 Things You Can Do to Be Happy

In today's modern, fast-paced world it's really hard sometimes to unplug
from the stresses and strains of life to find things that make us happy.
When you are having a bad day instead of brewing in your sorrows you
should take control of the situation and do something to change the
momentum of your day. However, it's important to remember that happiness
is a journey, not a destination. Here are some terrific tips about things
that you can do to make you happy and to embark on this journey:

    Go for a Walk: If there's one thing that's virtually guaranteed to
make you feel better, it's going for a walk. Walking is one of the most
therapeutic things any person can do for relieving anxiety and stress. Go
for a walk in the park. Walk slowly and admire the view. If you have a
pet dog, take your dog for a walk. Several studies have shown the stress-
relieving and improved heart health benefits of pets.

    Talk to Someone: When you are having a sad day it is a good idea to
talk to someone and not hold what you are feeling inside. As much as
possible, spend time with those you love, and with others who you enjoy.
It could be a simple phone call, or a short visit.

    Laugh: Laughing can soften the blows. As someone once said, humor is
a free ride to happiness. Not only is it good for your heart, but also
for you and the people near you.

    Watch a movie: Movies are an inexpensive way to change your mood in a
few hours. Pick something you really like. It doesn't have to be
something that makes you really think; it might be just a good fun film.

    Take a hot shower: Just close your eyes and relax and let the water
massage you. You will feel better and happier.

    Listen to Music: A great way to change your mood from sad to happy is
to put on some upbeat music, sit comfortably in your favorite chair and
listen to it. Studies have found that listening to music activates reward
centers of the brain, releasing dopamine, and giving you the same hit of
happiness that you would get from a piece of chocolate or sex.

    Treat yourself: Take a few minutes each day to give yourself a little
treat, whether that's something like chocolate or gifts or taking a nap.

    Do something new: Nothing excites quite like something new. So go out
and do something fun that you haven't done for a while, or even something
that you haven't ever done before. Even spending time to learn something
new will help. Learn a new language or spend time on the Internet reading
about a subject that you wish you knew more about.
    Finish a long-postponed task: Finishing a task that you have been
postponing for a long time -- like cleaning your wardrobe or desk, or
making an appointment with your dentist -- will give you a rush of
elation.

    Make someone happy: Just make someone feel great and you will feel as
well. Listening to a friend, passing on your skills, celebrating others'
successes, and forgiveness also contribute to happiness.

    Take breaks: Everyone needs breaks. Don't skip them to get a head
start on other work. Take this time to relax and do something you enjoy.

Try using a combination of different sadness relief methods and avoid
using only one. The more ways you can implement relaxation, enjoyment and
positive thinking into your lifestyle, the less sadness you will have a
hold on your life.

								
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