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: Put on a happy face, whether you feel like it or not.
PLEASURE PAYOFF: Feigning joy can induce joy. People who accurately made happy, angry or surprised expressions experienced those feelings two out of three times, a study in Psychophysiology shows. The facial movements trigger physiological changes: I’m smiling; that must mean I’m happy. The study also found by changing your body, you can create corresponding emotions.