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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Social ties
- Fun plans
- Lowered expectations
Get more sleep
Get more sleep. Studies show that people who get 7 to 9 hours of shuteye every night are happier and healthier.
Commit random acts of kindness. Those who do report feeling more content than those who don't.
Count your blessings
Count your blessings. Writing down five things you're grateful just once a week boosts your feeling of well-being.
Exercise on a regular basis. You'll be jollier--without the stomach rolls.
Plan fun events
Always have something fun planned. Research shows that anticipating something pleasurable, like a vacation, often brings more joy than the actual event.
Relax about money
Stop being mad that you don't have more money. A bazillionaire isn't any happier than the average joe, provided that average joe makes enough to pay his bills.
Lower your expectations. Focus on appreciating what you have rather than yearning for what you don't.