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life advice: STEAL THESE HAPPINESS SECRETS

FEELING BLAH, READ THIS NOW…
it’s surprisingly simple to boost your mood – and your health, just try these strategies…


* REACH OUT  Increasing your connected-ness is a surefire way to combat loneliness, a prime cause of depression. Plus, socialising with people you like makes you feel great – and keeps you happier over time.

* LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK  Research shows that your background, including what your parents are like or whether you were a moody child, doesn’t necessarily predict your adult happiness. So let go of those grudges, whether from a decade ago or yesterday.

* LAUGH IT OFF Next time you get bad news, retell the story to a trusted friend, but lighten up. Humour makes the pain a little more manageable.

* THINK ACTIVELY Try mulling over a problem while doing something you love, whether knitting or taking a run. People who cope by engaging in productive activities are better able to resolve conflicts and, as a result, are happier.

* BREAK A SWEAT Regular exercise, even a jog around the block a few times a week, is a mjor happiness helper.

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