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3 Ways to Improve Your Happiness

By Genevieve Cunningham

Happiness is the goal of just about everyone. While we don't generally say it aloud, most of us are seeking that ever moving target of feeling happy every day. Sometimes it feels impossible. But here's the thing: It's actually possible to feel happy more often. While real happiness is more of a lifestyle than a destination, there are small changes that you can make to your daily life to make you feel more content and at peace. If you need help feeling a sense of purpose and happiness in your life, take a look at these tips to try today.

Learn When to Say Yes and No

You don't have to say yes to everything. If you're overwhelmed at work, say no to an additional meeting or project. If you're overwhelmed at home, it's OK to say no to another activity for your child. But don't be afraid to say yes either. Really want to take a painting class? Say yes. Really want to take a day off for no reason at all? Say yes. Learning when to say yes and when to say no can significantly lower stress and improve quality of life. 

Smile Often

We can trick ourselves into happiness if we at least attempt to live the part. Instead of walking around with a scowl, slap a smile on your face. The more you smile, the more likely you are to find reasons to smile. You'll be more approachable, which then brings connection with others and genuine happiness. You'll feel more attractive, which also contributes to overall happiness. You don't have to fake a smile all day every day, but do your best to smile more, and your mood may follow your face.

Live in the Now

Being mindful is quite a hot topic in our modern world. But it's actually an ancient concept. Here's the deal: Now is all we have! There is no guarantee that we'll make it to tomorrow -- or even to the next hour! Plan for the future and relish in your past memories, but live in the right now. Be right here, no matter what you're doing. Be all in and enjoy the moment. This concept is hard to do, but might make the biggest impact on your overall happiness and long-term joy.

If you're feeling unhappy, seek some help. It's possible to turn it around. Use these tips to alter your daily routine and improve your lifestyle. With the right approach to your life, you can feel more happiness every day for the rest of your life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mint Hill, N.C.

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