9 Things Happy People Do Every Day

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Happy people are all around us and you may have wondered what makes them feel so great. Read on to discover the secrets to a happy day, every day!

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Go Outside

Sun, rain, sleet or snow, catching even a few breaths of fresh air each day is bound to make you feel just that little bit happier. We all know the sun gives us the benefits of Vitamin D, often called “the happy vitamin,” but just because it isn’t sunny out doesn’t mean Mother Nature isn’t gonna cheer you up. Getting outside and away from our phones and computers, stale indoor air and unflattering fluorescent lighting is the best way to reconnect with and ground yourself (literally and figuratively) resulting in a much more relaxed and happier you.

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Do Something for Someone Else

This doesn’t mean you need to spend every night breaking your back helping your friends move or walking your neighbor’s dogs, but it does mean that you should make a conscious effort to try to brighten someone else’s day – every day. Even something as simple as holding a door for someone, smiling at the old man watering his driveway, or asking your annoying co-worker if they want anything from the coffee shop: It all counts.

As long as whatever you choose to do is genuine, you will reap the rewards. Save the fake compliments for your mother-in-law and try to contribute something real. Regardless of what you get in return, you will know you have put in a solid effort and that always feels great.

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Treat Yo’ Self

Make sure you’re not spending all of your time doing things for other people, because you need to remember to make time for yourself as well – every day! Don’t take this as a reason to go out and buy yourself whatever you want whenever you want because “I deserve it!,” but do take it as a reason to do something, big or small, each day to make yourself feel good.

You don’t need to spend day in day out toiling under the hot, sun-like lights of your office without any kind of reward — you’re bound to burn out. So grab yourself the more expensive coffee or let your brain unwind with an hour of reality TV. (No one has to know!) Giving yourself a little treat each day is guaranteed to make you feel good.

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