Wednesday 19 August 2009

Little Ways to Lift Your Mood

Add a few of these instant get-happy tricks to your repertoire, so you can whip them out whenever you need a burst of bliss.

Experts say you won’t find true joy in a pay cheque or miracle wrinkle-remover. According to happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, of the University of California in the United States, life circumstances account for only 10% of happiness. Half depends on our genetic “set point,” which is kind of like the weight our body bounces back to after a crash diet. And about 40% of our happiness is influenced by what we do deliberately to make ourselves happy. Next time you need to turn around a hellish day at work or brighten up an afternoon, try one of these proven tips to lift your mood and make you smile.

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