05 Jan 6 little things for big happiness
Here at The Happiness Institute we've said for some time now that achieving happiness requires little more than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day.
Note the simplicity in this.
Happiness need not be over complicated; and happiness often just requires doing the right small things and making them habits.
Just like this nice article describes…
by Jessica Dysart
Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood.
Listen to nature soundsforest
Remember that CD of soothing nature sounds that’s probably buried in a box in the attic? If you’re feeling a little down, it might be time to dig it up again. A study from Pennsylvania State University found that listening to a recording of natural sounds for just three minutes after watching a disturbing video boosted the study participants’ moods. Other noises or silence won’t work, however — the groups that listened to nature sounds mixed with voices or motorized noises or just silence showed no change in mood at all.
A simple smile can be all you need to lift your mood – but you have to mean it. A Michigan State University study found that customer service workers who smiled during the day when thinking positive thoughts experienced better moods than those who fake smiled. Recall a happy memory and grin for an instant happiness booster…
…keep reading the full & original article on the Huffington Post HERE