Boost Your Mood with a Thank You Note

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I'm Dr Miller with a mood boosting tip for you, If you want to feel a whole lot happier right now, grab a pen and a thank you card to share your gratitude with someone. One study found that when a group of students wrote a series of one page thank you letters every other week for six weeks, their baseline happiness levels increased by 20%.

Science says that, happiness is 50% genetic, 10% circumstances and 40 % intentional activity, or in other words, what you do. Since a good part of your happiness comes down to your own actions. It makes sense to do the things that make you feel good. For the students, this meant writing thank you notes and their happiness increased with each letter.

Every month try writing a couple thank you notes to people who did something nice for you. If you have a grateful view of the world and an appreciation for life, it can boost your satisfaction and overall well-being. And that's great news for your health. For more ways to live well, watch and share all our smart tips, right here.