Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

I was going to write about something different today, something not entirely different. I was going to write about changes. But I read this and this is SO good, I had to share.

It turns out that happiness is easy but depression is easier, especially if you have made it your habit. I really hope you find this as informative as I did. I want to wallpaper my home with it.

TIME

What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?

Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.

First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed.

Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude

I can’t emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is.

It will make you happier.

It will improve your relationships.

It can make you a better person.

It can make life better for everyone around you.

Bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists. Why? They feel grateful to get a medal at all.

Every night before you go to bed write three good things that…

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