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How to Be Happy

Whether it is laughing, taking time to smell the roses, or dancing, follow this road to happiness.


  • Step 1: Keep a positive perspective Keep a positive outlook. Focus on all of the wonderful things in your life such as family, friends, and your accomplishments.
  • TIP: Do not base your happiness on how much money you make. Wealth does not bring happiness. Mo' money, mo' problems.
  • Step 2: Write what you are grateful for Write down on paper the things that you are thankful for every day.
  • Step 3: Make goals Make realistic goals for yourself and celebrate your progress.
  • Step 4: Engage in activities Engage in activities that demand physical and mental activity.
  • Step 5: Develop relationships Invest your time and energy in your family and friends to develop and keep meaningful relationships.
  • Step 6: Live in the moment Live in the moment and enjoy experiences as they happen. Embrace what you are doing and with whom you are doing it.
  • Step 7: Volunteer Volunteer and help others in need. It is beneficial to all parties involved.
  • Step 8: Think small Think small. Instead of worrying about things in the big picture that you can't control, think about little things that make you smile, such as a song or movie you like or a friendship that's important to you.
  • FACT: Volunteering helps build self-esteem and confidence while helping strengthen communities and improving lives.

You Will Need

  • A positive attitude
  • A pen and paper
  • Goals
  • Mental and physical activities
  • A support group

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