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Ignore the rhythmic rain and gloomy skies, the sun has safely crossed the Equatorial line marking the Spring Equinox and thus, spring has officially sprung. As the natural world wakes up, it’s time for us to start doing the same. Okay, so technically you worked tirelessly through the entirety of winter but now is your chance to shift your perspective, focus on potential and up the energy. If you’re not sure how, here are some proven happiness hacks to kickstart the positivity. In fact, just reading them will make you feel more hopeful.
Nature generates positive emotions. Be it staring out to sea, walking through the trees or gazing up at the sky. Giving some time to strengthening that ancient human link brings about calmness, joy, creativity and improves concentration.
One study demonstrated that after only eight weeks of meditating every day for six days a week, participants reported becoming happier. You don’t have to be great at it either, just sitting still, focussing on your breath for five minutes daily is enough to create meaningful change.
Take a break from air kisses, cuddling releases “feel good” hormones. These hormones include oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. Once the hormones are released into our bodies we experience feelings of happiness, relaxation, improvement in mood, and lower levels of depression.
Watch your inner monologue and how you refer to yourself. If you wouldn’t treat someone else that harshly, don’t allow it for yourself. When you speak kindly to yourself consistently, you experience more self-belief, confidence and less stress.
You are a product of the people you surround yourself with. If they aren’t bringing you up, they could be taking you down. Choose carefully who you spend time with and don’t put the onus on duty.
In one study, participants used this technique for 14 days in a row, imagining four positive things that could actually happen to them. At the end of the study, the group who manifested showed an increase in happiness, while groups who imagined negative or routine future events did not.
Experiences are the new luxury. Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories rather than stuff. You’ll smile more.
When you exercise, it increases endorphins and dopamine. These chemicals will help lift your mood, increase self-confidence, make you feel more capable and decrease anxiety. Never easy, always worth it.
Joy is instantaneous but happiness takes work and much of that is down to where you lay your focus. Bad things will happen but limit how much mental space and time you give them. Notice the good things, look for them, appreciate them. Savour, absorb, and really pay attention to those good things.
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