Are you looking to increase life satisfaction and live a happier life? Here are some tips for how to do so:
Did you know that smiling can increase feelings of happiness?
Yes, it’s true that when you are happy you tend to smile more. However, there is a hypothesis called the “facial feedback hypothesis,” which is premised on the idea that facial expressions may also impact emotions and feelings. Smiling itself promotes a release of dopamine by the brain, leading to feelings of happiness. If you want to reap the benefits of smiling, don’t feel the need to put on a fake smile, rather meet up with a friend or turn on some comedy that will put a natural smile on your face and brighten your mood!
Did you know that complimenting others can also lead to enhanced feelings of happiness?
Research has suggested that random acts of kindness, such as giving someone a compliment can support and enhance well-being. Want to boost your own happiness and brighten someone’s day at the same time? Start by giving your loved ones or a stranger a nice compliment.
Did you know that exercise may prevent anxiety and depression to support happiness?
If you need another incentive to exercise, then here it is! Research has found that regular exercise contributes to a reduction in stress, as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety. It also supports self-esteem and leads to increased feelings of happiness. Take yourself for a walk or run, stretch before bed or try committing to a workout class!
Add these 3 tools to your happiness tool-box!