How can I become happier?

Psychologists say to feel happier, you must prime your body and mind for joy. Try these tips:

Find a rewarding activity: Aim for a state of flow, when you lose track of time because you're in a state of satisfaction.

Appreciate small things: Keep a daily log of positive things that happen in your day or a journal of the things for which you're thankful.

Stay mindful of the present: Don't worry about the future. Approach problems as temporary, solvable situations. Build social networks: Bonds with friends and family maintain happiness. Even connections with strangers, such as holding doors and saying, "Thank you" can help.

Exercise: Exercising reduces the body's level of stress hormone cortisol and increases positive endorphins.

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