March 18, 2019
Turn on the news today and you’re assaulted with enough negativity to bring anyone down. Well, almost anyone. There’s always that one person who just seems happier than most. You know who I mean. That someone who seems to just roll with it — whatever “it” may be — when others around them are walking around with a metaphorical cloud over their heads. Wouldn’t it be great to be that happy, to smile in the face of adversity instead of hiding in a pint of ice cream?
Well, maybe you can be that person. There is actually science behind improving happiness, and it’s good for you. Happy doesn’t just feel better, it is better. Happier people have healthier hearts and stronger immune systems. Happier is healthier. And greater happiness is within your reach.
Some people believe that happiness is beyond our control, that it’s something we’re born with or is caused by outside forces. But science shows that happiness isn’t merely a direct result of circumstances. It’s also a function of how we interact with our circumstances. If that wasn’t true, then every person facing the same challenges would react the same way. And we know they don’t.
So how do some people improve their chances of having a positive view of circumstances that seem to drag others down? Well, they build habits that help them actively choose the positive over the negative, every day. For many people, improving happiness levels can be a route that we choose.
You can build these happiness choices too. Here are 11 tips to help you turn that frown around: