Sixty percent of happiness depends on your DNA and life circumstances, but what you think and do affect the other 40 percent—sweet news for your state of mind.
So take two weeks and these joy-inducing tips. You’ll be amazed at what one small tweak a day can do. The proof is in the positivity!
BLISS BOOSTER: Drop the remote, shut your laptop, put down the iPad, and give your man a little lovin’, even if—shocker—you’re not that into it at this very moment.
PLEASURE PAYOFF: You probably know intuitively what research has shown: Getting it on reduces anxiety and depression and elevates mood. Plus, according to the ‘Archives of Sexual Behavior’, even when you don’t have an orgasm, simply being touched in a sensitive area can increase happy feelings all through the next day. Sex may alter brain chemistry by triggering the release of oxytocin, the bonding hormone. And being close with your ‘love’ just plain feels good.