One of the best ways to boost your happiness quotient is to be in the moment. Yes, life may throw you curveballs, but how you choose to play the game is completely up to you! Worry is not a solution, only a non-productive thought, so take a few moments every day to deal with the bad, then take the rest of the day to embrace and celebrate the good!
Much has been said about gratitude, and having a personal journal is an amazing way to express that feeling. Consider keeping a positive journal to help you realize what's important in your life. This in turn will help promote a satisfying feeling of overall thankfulness for everyday life. To take it a step further, try jotting down personal thoughts or reflections to reconnect with your inner self and become more aware of who you are and your important place in the universe.
While being happy is generally considered an emotional state of being, your body's physiology can help increase feelings of happiness and contentment. Any form of physical exercise will pump up the production of endorphins, which are the chemicals responsible for boosting your feel-good spirit. Take a power walk, hit the swimming pool or play a game of soccer with your kids. It's up to you, but in the end, you'll feel energized and happier.
Proper nutrition is the mainstay of your health, both physically and mentally, so don't neglect feeding your mind as well as your body. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for the normal functioning of the brain as well as a potential nutrient to offset feelings of depression, while a lack of some of the B vitamins may contribute to similar feelings, including depression, nervousness and insomnia. Keep your whole body functioning properly by fueling it with suggestions from the Canada Food Guide.
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