Fall can represent a time of transition. Fall is back-to-school time, the summer months are behind us- it is generally a season for transition toward colder weather and shorter days. There is also much to love about the Fall. The air is crisp and all the beautiful colours that fill the trees, line the streets. If this doesn’t take you all the way to your happiest place, research has shown that incorporating and being aware of a few simple things in the way we lead our lives can increase our general sense of happiness.
A series of several studies have monitored the brain, both for activity and for specific hormone levels, given a variety of social, emotional and physical scenarios and interactions. A compilation of these results was put together in an article title: 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science. The 10 points do seem simple but in a world where work/life balance can be a little off kilter, it helps to have the reminder. Read the linked article above to read about the research portion but here’s the 10 things to for you to do:
- Exercise more
- Sleep more
- Move closer to work
- Spend more time with friends and family
- Go outside
- Help others
- Practice smiling
- Plan a trip
- Practice Gratitude
The body responds positively to a happier mood, not to mention that the days are far more enjoyable when they are happy ones! Along with exercising, working out your aches and pains is also a significant contributor to happiness.
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