happiness tips

Happiness Can be Achieved Easily

All of us have days when we’re out of sorts. You just wish you were in a better mood. You’ve had days like that, haven’t you? Perhaps you tried to get yourself into a better state of mind but struggled to achieve it.

Sometimes we get stuck in our own emotional dumps and forget how easy it is to feel happier, so here are seven simple ways to lift your mood. Many people have found them useful. Some of them may surprise you!

1. Go for a walk.

Most people know that going for a short daily walk is one of the best forms of exercise. When you are feeling down it is even more beneficial. If you can, go into a natural environment with plants and birds. Can you think of such a setting not? What do you notice first? The different shades of greenery, the fresh smell of country air, the sounds of birds, or the sunlight shining through the trees? Make it real by taking a short stroll.

2. Listen to quality music.

Music can shift a listener’s state within moments. It’s effect can be nearly magical. Dig out that CD you haven’t listened to in ages or tune in your radio to something you’ve never listened to before.

3. Open yourself to discovering something new.

Read something (printed, not on line) different than what you would normally watch. There are a ton of different types of magazines can you get these days. Visit your local library or browse through a magazine rack. Pick up or buy a magazine you wouldn’t normally buy. You may discover something wonderful.

4. Find something to laugh at.

Laughter is one of the best ways to lift your spirits. Find a humorous book, or watch a comedy. Even better, try to learn a few new jokes and tell them to others.

5. Simple breathing meditation.

Breathing meditation is a great exercise that you can do anywhere. Simply allow yourself to sit comfortably with your back straight. Now close your eyes and become aware of the flow of air into and out of your nostrils. That’s all there is to it. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Notice how pleasantly surprised you can be at how you feel afterward.

6. Doodling for the fun of it.

Most people can remember when they were young and used to doodle for hours. Kids love drawing silly little pictures. Drawing is not just for kids or artists. Whoever you are get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw for the fun of it. Notice how your state of mind shifts.

7. Think of others less fortunate.

The fact that you are reading this article suggests that you are probably much better off than most people on this planet. At times this may be hard to believe, but if you can read and have access to the internet, just those two things alone means you are better off than most people in the world. There are many human beings that barely have access to the basics of survival. There are people in lots of pain. Allow your compassion for them to grow.

These are all pretty simple. There’s nothing profound or life changing, but when all you need is a quick pick me up these may be just the thing you need. Putting simple ideas, methods, tools and techniques into action will help you achieve change more quick and easily–surprisingly so at time– than you imagine.
Lets discuss on ways to make others smile. This will help you in making friends too.
Do you want to put a smile on someone’s face today? Maybe make their day a little better. It won’t cost you that much and consumes less time. And because smiling is contagious, it probably won’t just be one person you make smile today.

Here are 20 ways to turn that frown upside down.

1. Send some flowers to your partner at work.

2. Compliment a friend or work colleague on their appearance.

3. Donate something to charity.

4. Take a friend out to lunch.

5. Let someone know you miss them.

6. Make a surprise telephone call to your partner at work, just to say hi.

7. Hold a door open for someone walking behind you.


8. Hug your partner for no reason.

9. Leave a joke on a friends answer machine.

10. Send a card to a friend letting them know what a good friend they are.

11. Give up your seat on the train to someone when there aren’t any left.

12. Share your umbrella on a rainy day.

13. Ask a friend if they need anything while you’re out shopping.

14. When it’s raining, plan an indoor picnic with your children.

15. Leave a love letter somewhere where your partner will find it.

16. Send someone an unusual and unexpected gift like chocolate, flowers or sex toys.

17. Tell your child you’re proud of them.

18. Tell someone you thought about them the other day.

19. Cook a surprise meal for your partner one night, especially if they normally do the cooking.

20. Tell your partner you love them.

Did you know it takes only 17 muscles to smile, but 43 to frown. Why waste all that energy frowning when you could just smile.

Here are 5 more facts about smiling.

1. Women smile more than men.
2. Smiling releases endorphins that make us feel better.
3. We are all born with the ability to smile, it’s not something we learn from others.
4. A smile is a universal expression of happiness.
5. A smiling person is thought to be a more pleasant, attractive, sociable, sincere and competent than a non-smiling person.

Just remember, smiling is the easiest and cheapest way of improving your looks.

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  1. So, for the last 7 years of my life – I’m 18 – I have had bad teeth problems.
    Currently, I have receeded gums, overly sensitive teeth I cannot use to break down food and three out of four bottom molars that need removed.
    Let’s go back a bit.

    Ever since I was little, I have been terrified of the dentist. My mum would make appointments and I’d actually make her forget by arranging family outings with her on the days of the appointments. How stupid I was.
    A few years ago, I bit the bullet and made a deal out of going for a check-up, and my problem was I had two bottom molars needing drilled and filled. That scared the crap out of me, and thanks to the poison in my teeth, my gums were terribly bad. My dentist said that the rest of my mouth would heal once the problem teeth were removed. HOWEVER, like the idiot I was, I still didn’t go.

    Now, I’m here. I’ve three molars remaining on the bottom and my teeth are pathetic although still whole. My original problem teeth have cracked – one was removed – and didn’t have any decay in them by the end of it, and the molars BEHIND those are now suffering, painfully. The one on my left is at risk of becoming an abscess.
    I’m worried for the rest of my mouth for I can barely suck on my teeth without them feeling like they want to come out, thanks to my gums. My gums, although pinker now, are still pretty receeded, and my teeth are practically useless apart from a few canines and a broken molar on my right side.

    The main question is this, because my new dentist just seems to want to rip everything out.
    If these teeth are removed, will my mouth heal in time? Especially by removing the abscess risk? The sensitivity, the receeded gums…
    I am really scared about removing the teeth I need to eat food, and although my wisdoms haven’t come in yet, they won’t for a long time.

    What’s my move here? I can’t ask my dentist anything like this, because she only gives me the “they need removed” answer, even for teeth that are fine…