8 satisfying secrets of happy people
Adding these simple habits to your day may help boost happiness
|Some people always seem to be cheerful and upbeat. So what’s their secret?
Turns out, it isn’t having loads of money or a perfect body, home or job. Instead, happy people tend to make time for healthy, fulfilling and feel-good activities.
Here are eight simple but powerful ways to follow their lead — and cultivate more happiness in your life:
1. Nurture social ties
Do you rely on texts, social media and email to stay in touch? That can be good. But don’t let technology entirely replace face-to-face time.
2. Give thanks — for joys big and small
Even better: Make it a practice. Writing in a gratitude journal gives you a place to record and reminisce about all that’s right with your world.
3. Lend a hand
4. Talk nicer to yourself
5. Find joy in moving
And here’s a happy little secret: Give yourself a quick mood booster with mini bursts of activity. Even a 10-minute walk or kitchen dance party can perk you up.
6. Create and play
7. Get your pillow time
8. Look on the brighter side
Remember, you have choices. You may find your bliss by choosing those that add more meaning to your life. And that’s certainly something to be happy about.
-Originally published by United Healthcare