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We all would love to be happier. For some people, it comes naturally; for others, happiness has to be a conscious decision. Have you noticed that some people are happy even when life is going badly for them? And others are down, even when life is going great? Decide today to be happy and make changes in your life to make that happen!
1. Be Grateful
Thanksgiving is just over a month away– a perfect time to recall that being consciously grateful makes us happier with what we have. Giving voice to our gratitude brings to mind the things we have. This voice can make the voices that focus on what we don’t have, get much smaller. Did you know that writing a letter of gratitude to a person can increase your happiness for a month?
2. Get Outside and Move
According to a study at Yale and Oxford, moderate exercise makes you happier than making more money. I know I feel better after taking a hike or playing tennis. And exercising gives me the ability to do other things I love- like eating ice cream daily!
3. Try Something New
The Dalai Lama famously said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” I agree with that quote but take it even further. Putting novel things often, into a balanced life can change your perspective. Looking forward to new things is fun. You may not have the resources to go far away, so take a new hike by your house once a month. Try a new food that makes you feel good. I recently tried N!CK’S Swedish-style Light Ice Cream. It’s rich, creamy, spoon-soft, and I’ll tell you more in just a moment.
4. Have Balance in your Life
Obviously, a life full of just doing things to make only yourself happy will not create pure joy. Do kind things for others. Achieve financial savings goals. Try the new ice cream that tastes great, and is better-for-you. The N!CK’S Swedish-style Light Ice Cream that I tried, had fewer calories than traditional ice cream, which means I can eat a whole pint of it! It still tastes rich and creamy. Now that is something that makes me very happy! If you followed my travels to Sweden, you know I am a big fan of everything Swedish! It is even Keto-friendly as it has no added sugar.
Read on for more information about N!CK’S Swedish-style Light Ice Cream.
5. Schedule Something that Makes you Happy Each Day
I look forward to a phone call to my dad, time talking to my boys and a hot bath with a pint of ice cream and a good book before bed. What small things do you enjoy that you can add to your day to make it happier?
So take this season and make positive changes to your life, and live it with a smile on your face (which can also make you feel happier). Buy a couple of pints of N!CK’S Swedish-style Light Ice Cream, share with a friend and talk about all the things for which you are thankful.