14 days to a HAPPIER, HEALTHIER YOU – day #11


DAY 11


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: Tonight, before bed, jot down a few things you love about your family. One morning next week, right when you wake up, do it again, this time focusing on what you adore about your friends. Then, the next afternoon, write down the reasons you’re grateful for your job. Give thanks twice a week tops, focusing on whatever feels wonderful in your life.

PLEASURE PAYOFF: Research has shown that writing down what you’re grateful for increases energy, optimism and determination, and reduces greed, envy and anger. Changing when you give thanks and what for is even more beneficial. If you count your blessings too often {thrice weekly or more} or focus on the same old, same old, gratefulness becomes a chore, meaning you won’t get the same charge you would by mixing things up.

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