13 Ways to be Happy this 2017

In today’s world, life is a perpetual cycle of hustle bustle where you work your butt off to make a mark. Most people don’t get time to work on themselves and find the right combination of work and social

 

  • Go Green!!

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Dark, leafy greens such as spinach and lettuce

are rich in folate, this nutrient is linked to a decrease in negative moods and depression because it helps produce dopamine in the brain. One 2012 study found that middle-aged people who consumed the most folate had a lower risk of depression symptoms than those who ate the least.

  • Flowers aren’t just for others

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A team of Harvard researchers found that keeping fresh flowers at home does wonders in keeping away anxiety and negative moods. People in the study also felt more compassionate toward others and they felt a boost of energy and enthusiasm at work.

  • Smile more

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Force yourself to smile for just 30 seconds, and you will guaranteed feel better. If you just smile, your brain thinks that you are actually happy, and will start to feel happy as well.

  • Stay in a room with plenty of natural light

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You’ll be surprised to know how the simple act of opening the blinds can brighten your mood!!

  • Mushrooms are goooood

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Mushrooms are a surprising source of vitamin D. It is the only plant source of natural vitamin D, and foods that contain vitamin D boost serotonin in the brain, putting you in a better mood. It’s easy to increase your intake of vitamin D this way—throw some mushrooms into your breakfast omelets or lunchtime salads.

  • Meditation relieves stress

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Meditation is a proven stress-buster with no harmful side effects. Studies have shown that its benefits range from pain reduction and lower blood pressure to a boost in libido. Best part? It releases “happy” chemicals in the brain—serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins—all of which work together to put you in a better mood.

  • Aroma is all you need

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Smelling light, citrus-y smells is said to uplift your mood as your brain associates it with being  stress free. So use a perfume or cologne that smells nice and fresh, and which makes you feel the same all through out your day!!

  • Don’t stay hungry

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Hunger not only makes you impatient but angry and agitated as well. So do yourself and the people around you a favor and eat your meals regularly. You won’t feel annoyed and can do your work with ease.

  • Music is a drug

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Music stimulates parts of your brain close to what makes you feel happy. It also helps you take your mind off of the present and drift off into your own little utopian piece of heaven.

  • Haldi does the trick

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Curcumin, The active compound in turmeric, has natural antidepressant qualities. You may already be adding turmeric to your meals because of its vast whole-body health benefits, such as lessening the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions, as well as fighting Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

  • Singing is not just a shower thing anymore

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You can also get happy by singing. University of Manchester researchers discovered that a tiny organ in the inner ear (called the sacculus) is connected to a part of your brain that registers pleasure. The sacculus registers frequency notes that are associated with singing almost instantly, giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling. So go ahead and sing in the shower, or just belt it out in your car.

  • Treat yourself!!

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While you might not need another excuse to eat more chocolate, here’s another: It makes us happier. Chocolate contains tryptophan, which boosts the production of serotonin in the brain, leading to better moods!!

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