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10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

July 17, 2012

Intensity, which typically accompanies giftedness, can cause feelings of melancholy.  Are you looking for more happiness in your life?  This article on HAPPINESS was originally published in Yes Magazine a few years ago and consolidates the research on happiness and satisfaction with life.  Perhaps the following list will help you reflect on your own life this summer — and the behaviors you model for your children.

  1. Savor Everyday Moments
  2. Avoid Comparisons
  3. Put Money Low on the List
  4. Have Meaningful Goals
  5. Take Initiative at Work
  6. Make Friends, Treasure Family
  7. Smile Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
  8. Say Thank You Like You Mean It
  9. Get Out and Exericise
  10. Give It Away, Give It Away Now

Click the link below for explanations and all the research behind finding happiness in your own life.

10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy by Jen Angel — YES! Magazine.

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