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My Happiness Hacks – Happiness comes from within

I am sharing my happiness hacks with you today. These hacks will help boost your happiness so you can get the most out of life!

Happiness Hacks

  1. Happiness comes from within
    1. Don’t rely on other people to make you happy. I.e., If you love flowers, buy them for yourself. The flowers themselves will help boost your mood. 
    2. Do what you love and what makes you happy
  2. Get some exercise
    1. Exercise gets endorphins (the happiness hormones) flowing.
    2. It doesn’t have to be strenuous exercise
      1. Try going for a bike ride
      2. Take a walk – being in the fresh air will help your mood too
      3. Go for a swim
      4. Try Yoga – it not only will boost the endorphins through exercise, but yoga has such a mindset piece behind it that will boost your mood too.
  3. Eat a healthy diet
    1. Eating the right foods will make you feel good
    2. Too much sugar will give you a high for a moment, but then the sugar crash later will not be good for your mood.
    3. Eating leafy greens will boost your mood because the folate in them produces dopamine in the brain. 
    4. What’s good for your gut health is good for your mood
    5. Eat chocolate – yes, please! Of all my happiness hacks, this has to be my favorite. The tryptophan in chocolate boosts the production of serotonin in the brain, which will help you have a happier mood.
    6. Consume enough healthy fats such as Avocado, olives, nuts (make sure they are not fried in harmful oils), avoid unhealthy fats like vegetable oils, canola oil, and hydrogenated oils.
  4. Try Meditation
    1. Meditation is excellent for your mood because it helps to relieve stress; when you are less stressed, you are much happier.
    2. If meditation is new to you, I recommend trying guided meditation apps such as Smiling Mind or Calm.
  5. Listen to music
    1. Music in itself is a mood booster
    2. Singing along with the music will give you a warm fuzzy feeling due to it connecting to the part of the brain the registers pleasure.

By the way, I would like to invite you to join my free 7-day healthy habits challenge where I dive into how to incorporate habits and food choices that will help you fast track your results. Join for free here today!

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