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Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness levels.

Go for a run. Physical activity boosts the brain’s release of endorphins, feel-good neurotransmitters that can improve mood and well-being. Pray. Spirituality and religious involvement is linked with greater well-being and happiness, according to a review of more than 300 studies on the connection between spirituality and health, while prayer is thought to relieve stress. Images Site Web pour cette image But then To love is to suffer.

To avoid suffering one must not love. Recherche par imageImages similaires Les images peuvent être soumises à des droits d'auteur. Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. The Science of Happiness. What makes you happy?

The Science of Happiness

This question is not as easy as it might seem. According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right.


Positive Feelings. Happy Thoughts. Happiness. Success. This Is The #1 Way To A Happy, Healthy, Long Life. Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life?

This Is The #1 Way To A Happy, Healthy, Long Life

Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple answer: Relationships. But why? And what do we really need to do on a regular basis to see the benefits? Turns out we’re all doing a lot of things wrong. Let’s learn four big insights from the research and start living that great life, shall we? 1) Relationships = Health If there’s a viral pandemic going on, by all means, lock the doors and be a hermit. Add 15 years to your life. From The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier: …if you’re surrounded by a tightly connected circle of friends who regularly gather to eat and share gossip, you’ll not only have fun but you’re also likely to live an average of fifteen years longer than a loner. Going to the gym is great. Poker nights are a good idea. Problem is, a shocking number of us are lonelier than ever.

(To learn the lazy way to an awesome life, click here.) Sum Up Tags: Want To Be Happier? Three Surprising Things You Haven’t Tried. Happiness is, well, elusive.

Want To Be Happier? Three Surprising Things You Haven’t Tried

It can feel rooted in our achievements which may make us feel great, until we see someone else who has accomplished more. It can feel material, like when we buy something new. That is, until the novelty wears off, or we see someone like us who has something better. And it can feel connected to our status which, as long as we are where we think we should be, could make us happy, but only until we begin to think that maybe we should be somewhere else. The point is that we all want to feel happy, and we are probably all a little tired of searching for it. 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science. Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it.

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

It’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found. 1. You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. The groups were then tested six months later to assess their relapse rate. You don’t have to be depressed to gain benefit from exercise, though. 2. In NutureShock 3, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explain how sleep affects our positivity: