Ask anyone what they want from life, and a common answer will be “to be happy”. Now of course, we know there are many different factors that contribute to happiness, but there are ways you can help yourself feel happier.
Below we look at some science-backed ways to train your brain to be happy.
Take three 30-minute walks a week
A study published by the American Psychosomatic Society found that three 30-minute fast walks or jogs improve recovery from clinical depression.
Also researchers from Penn State reported in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology that when people are more physically active, they have greater feelings of enthusiasm and excitement.
Have a 20-minute replay
Take 20 minutes to write about a positive experience to dramatically improve your happiness. This is because when you write about it, you actually relive it. You also relive it every time you read it – your...