3 Tips For Living a Happier Life

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Living a happy life is often thought to be the preserve of the rich and famous and consequently, many people resign themselves to “living lives of quiet desperation” as Henry D. Thoreau so eloquently put it.In truth, by focusing more on ourselves and our happiness and taking some simple steps we can all improve the quality of our existence.

1. Make time for friends 

With today’s culture of working long hours and being expected to “do more with less” it can be easy to make work your only focus and lose touch with important members of your social network.

Studies have shown that people with strong social networks are not only happier but healthier and generally more successful in all areas of life, so take time to nurture the relationships with the people you care about.

2. Exercise and relax 

When you are feeling stressed, sometimes all you need to do is let it out with some kind of activity.

Whether it’s a brisk walk round the block, a high energy zumba session or a gentle swim, exercise is great for helping you reduce stress, relax your mind and body and increase your levels of the happiness-inducing hormone, serotonin.

3. Create smaller goals

When you set yourself big goals it can be easy to feel really overwhelmed. If you have a big goal that you are working towards try breaking it down into smaller steps so that you can experience a series of quick wins. Make sure you acknowledge and celebrate each step so you can really build on the feel good factor and enjoy each day more.

 

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