Take A Shortcut To Happiness
Essentials|April 2020
Feel better in a matter of minutes with these all-natural, get-happy quick tricks with guaranteed results
Faye M. Smith
Winning the lotto would make you happy, right? Or what about being given a brand-new car? Turns out, to experience pure happiness, you need more than just material wealth. ‘There are two major dimensions to happiness,’ explains Miriam Akhtar, an expert in positive psychology. ‘Your happiness is a balance between hedonic wellbeing (the pleasure in the moment) and eudaemonic well-being, that deeper happiness you get when you live life with purpose.’ And, although finding this balance might be tricky, it’s key for staying healthy. ‘Happy people have better heart health, stronger immune function and suffer less chronic pain – they also live longer,’ says Miriam. And a Stanford University study showed that your chances of living into old age increase by 71% just by thinking positively. Want to feel happier? Here’s how…

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