6 Tips For Being Happier Right Now

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Everyone wants to be happy. We search for happiness in the things we do, the people we spend time with, and what we buy. But as it turns out, you are most likely happier when you stop looking for it! In this blog post I am going to share some of my favorite strategies for feeling happy right now – no matter where you are or what is happening.

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1. Smile – it’s contagious

People say that smiling is contagious. They’re right, but the science behind it goes much deeper than just a smile on your face. Smiling can increase happiness and decrease stress levels in turn making you healthier overall. The physiological benefits of smiling include: increased blood flow to the brain, decreased muscle tension, reduced heart rate, and improved moods. These effects have been shown to be as strong as medication for some people dealing with chronic pain or depression! That’s pretty amazing! With so many reasons to smile we should all try our best to do so more often because it really does make us feel better inside and out!

2. Take time to do something you enjoy – Hobbies Are

Many people have hobbies they enjoy, but not enough of them consider how healthy a hobby can be. Hobbies range from extreme sports like skateboarding to more relaxing activities like knitting. All of these activities are good for you in different ways and provide different benefits that improve your physical and mental health. 

Blog post intro paragraph: For example, studies show that knitting improves blood pressure while providing stress relief. On the other hand, skateboarding is a great way to get exercise as well as release pent-up energy or anger. It also teaches control over fear and helps build resilience which is important for managing anxiety and depression symptoms or any other kind of mood disorder . No matter what your interest may be there are plenty of positive benefits associated with being

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3. Think about what makes you happy and find a way to make that happen more often

“This post is about what you should be doing more of in life. More importantly, it’s about the things that make you happy.” “It’s a little bit self-helpy and a lot motivational. If you are looking for some new ideas or inspiration on how to live your best life, then this blog post may be worth checking out.”

When it comes to happiness, there’s a lot of talk about what you should do more of. But no one ever tells you what makes them happy! So I’m going to tell you some things that make me happy and hopefully they’ll help someone else out too. There are plenty of articles on the Internet with tips for people who want to be happier, but this is different because it’s written by someone who is already happy. If you’re feeling down or just need a little pick-me-up, try doing something from this list and see if it works for you!

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5. Be aware of your thoughts, don’t let negative thoughts take over your mind 

What’s wrong with being a negative thinker? Aren’t you just thinking about the facts and what could happen? I’m not saying it’s always good to think positive, but sometimes there are things that make us want to be more optimistic. We need balance in life. That means we need both positivity and negativity in our lives. If we don’t have any of one or the other, then our lives will be out of whack. That doesn’t sound very fun or healthy at all! So let’s stop being so negative and keep on living life like a real champ!

What’s the point of living if you’re just going to be pessimistic about everything? You can’t go through life being down and out for every little thing that doesn’t work out. The key is to focus on what’s good in your life, not all of the things that could potentially go wrong.

6. Focus on the good things in life!

The world is an interesting place. There are so many people, places and things to explore. If you’re looking for a way to get out of your comfort zone and see more good in the world, then this blog post is for you! I’ll be sharing with you 10 inspiring quotes from famous authors that will help put everything into perspective. Grab your favorite coffee or tea (or if it’s not Sunday morning yet, grab a cup of hot chocolate) and enjoy these amazing words! 

The world is beautiful but sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live here. This blogpost contains some great quotes from famous authors who inspire us to look at the brighter side of life and appreciate what we have instead of dwelling on the negative aspects.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “focus on the good things” before. It’s a cliche for a reason, and it will never be more true than in this post. You’re about to find out how focusing on what’s going right can change your life, and anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Let me tell you my story- I was so negative that I thought everything was terrible, but then one day something happened to make me happy…and I realized that there were actually tons of great things happening all around me! So now when bad stuff happens (which it does), instead of dwelling on it like I used to, I just focus on all the other cool stuff that is happening too.

Give yourself a little love while you’re at it. Check out these 3 Self Love Exercises.

Oh and in case you need a little more of a pick me up – check out my Blossom Your Awesome Podcast. We are having powerful conversations with awesome teachers, trainers, writers and inspirational people with awesome tips for leading a more dynamic and of course – happier life.

For a big warm burst of love – kind of a like a virtual hug – check out one of my favorite exchanges on Compassionate Listening. Lean in to joy right now won’t you?

xoxo

Yours,

Sue

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Sue Dhillon is an Indian American writer, journalist, and trainer.

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