7 Great Strategies for more Happiness

7 Great Strategies for more Happiness

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by Ryan Niemiec PhD 

Just in time for 2013! Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Feeling a holiday lull? Wanting to increase your happiness?

New research from the science of positive psychology has found a number of practical exercises you can do to boost your happiness and decrease your depression.

Choose one of the following 7 exercises and practice it for 1 week:

  • Three funny things: Write down the three funniest things that you experienced or participated in each day; also write about why the funny thing happened (e.g., was it something you created, something you observed, something spontaneous?). In addition to happiness, this will also boost your character strength of humor.

  • Gift of time: Offer the “gift” of your time to three different people this week. This might be in the form of time spent, helping someone around their house, or sharing a meal with someone who is lonely. These “gifts” should be in addition to your planned activities. This will also boost your character strength of love.

  • Counting kindness: Keep a log of all the kind acts that you do in a particular day. Jot them down by the end of each day. Your kindness strength will benefit.

  • One door closes, another door opens: Consider a moment in your life when a negative event led to positive consequences that you were not expecting. Write about this each day. This will also boost your character strength of hope.

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