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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Happy thoughts
- Enjoyable experiences
Assume this is as good as it gets
Assume you'll never be richer. Research shows you're more apt to be content with what you have if you're not wishing and hoping and praying to get more. The more you buy into the idea that more money will make you happy, the less happy you'll be.
Know the truth
Don't assume that more money would make you happier. As long as the bills are getting paid, there's not much difference on the happiness scale between the rich and the rest of us.
Make frugality fun
Make frugality fun. Figuring out ways to save money can feel as satisfying as spending it.
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts: People who thought about positive events in their lives for eight minutes per day for three days felt better about their lives a month later, according to a study.
Focus on doing instead of spending
Focus on things you can do rather than stuff you can buy. Experiences bring more pleasure than possessions, and the good feelings last longer, according to research.
Every time you refrain from buying something you don't need, make do with what you've got, or purchase something used, think of the good you're doing the planet.