Doesn’t it seem like some people are just naturally always happy? It doesn’t seem like it requires any work on their end while some of us feel like trying to be happy is exhausting. However, scientific studies shows that there are several ways to change your outlook on life — and most of them are really simple to accomplish! 



Practice kindness

Buy flowers for yourself

Smell an orange

Yeah, we know this one sounds strange. Citrus scents, such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit bring out positive chemical reactions in your brain as well as work to ease stress.

Take microbreaks

Sip on some green tea

Green tea has been shown to reduce stress levels. A study found that people who drank five or more cups of green tea per day had a 20% lower level of stress than those who drank less than one.

Connect with another human

Eat more salmon

Fatty fish like salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help fight off depression (omega-3s are also present in avocados and nuts, as well as grass-fed beef and chicken). This is because they help to maintain brain function in the areas that regulate mood and emotion—a study found that women who hate fish two times per week had a 25% lower risk of depression than women who ate it less often.

Listen to some tunes

Have a dance party by yourself

When in doubt, dance it out! Release those endorphins, your stress levels will thank you.

Add turmeric to your meal

Play with your pet


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Final Thoughts

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Abraham Lincoln


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