How to Be Happy:10 Habits to Add to Your Routine


Smiling can boost your happiness due to the brain releasing dopamine. It s known as the "facial feedback hypothesis."

Exercise Regularly

Physical activity reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, while enhancing self-esteem and happiness.

Prioritize Sleep

Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep. Adequate rest is essential for health, brain function, and emotional well-being.

Eat for Your Mood

Certain foods affect your mood. Carbohydrates boost serotonin, proteins release dopamine and norepinephrine, and omega-3 fatty acids support brain health.

Practice Gratitude

Acknowledge things you re grateful for daily. This practice can enhance feelings of hope and happiness.

Give Compliments

Complimenting others respectfully can create a positive feedback loop for your own happiness.

Breathe Deeply

Deep breathing exercises can reduce stress and promote calmness. When stressed, close your eyes, envision a happy place, and breathe deeply and slowly.

Acknowledge Unhappy Moments

Acknowledge your feelings, understand their source, and then focus on how to recover, whether through deep breathing, a walk, or talking to someone.

Keep a Journal

Journaling helps organize thoughts, analyze feelings, and make plans. Write down a few thoughts daily

Confront Stress

Stress is inevitable but manageable. Face stressors head-on instead of avoiding them. This proactive approach can help reduce the impact of stress on your well-being.