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  • Writer's pictureBirgitta Sjöstrand

10 Secrets of Happy People

Research shows we're not happier if we have lots of money, fancy cars and clothes.

So what makes people happy?

Let's look at the top 10 things we all can do to get more happiness in our lives.

10 things to do to be more happy

Selfish lonely people who doesn't look after themselves, criticizing everything and only see the problems and not the solutions will not be happy. Thinking happy thoughts, remembering happy times and following this list have more chance of happiness.
  1. Being grateful about all the things you do have and not what you are lacking.

  2. Being generous, give of your time, heart and mind. What does that mean? Stop your jealousy and stop thinking others are not deserving of money, fame, friends etc.

  3. Practice living in the present. Often vi plan for the future or think about everything that's gone wrong. Pause and be in the present, at least a few times everyday. Just observe what's around you and inside you. What does things look like up close? What can you hear? Touch, smell and taste new or familiar things.

  4. Move your body. Mind and body are closely linked together. Go for a walk, dance, take the stairs. You don't have to go to extremes. Everyday movement goes a long way.

  5. Lift the me-point in your chest. The point in the middle of your chest near the heart. Lift that point 2 cm. You get a better posture, no need to think about shoulders, head etc. It's all in the chest.

  6. Surround yourself with great friends. Friends who want what is best for you. Love them hard. They are your tribe.

  7. Breath with your stomach. You can use a pattern if you like. 1-4-2 is a good one. You breath in counting to 3, hold your breath for 12 counts and breath out, counting to 6. I used 1-4-2 times 3. You can use times 4 and then the pattern is: In count 4, hold count 16, out count 8. This makes you put a lot of oxygen into your bloodstream.

  8. Laugh, several times a day. Children laughs a lot but as we grow older we tend to chuckle at best. We do feel a lot better if we laugh lots, every day.

  9. Think about what you want to happen, not what you fear will happen. Stay positive, stay sure that you will be ok and imaging your success.

  10. Try new things. Don't get stuck in your comfort zon. When you achieve new things your confidence rise and you feel happier.

What are you doing today?

Good luck!

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