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Five ways to be happier in one minute

Having a bad day? What can you do in 1 minute to boost your happiness? It turns out there are several things!

1. Smile.
This is a case of faking it until you make it. Researchers have found that smiling makes you happier. Spend one minute smiling and you will be happier when you are finished.

2. Laugh.
Find something that makes you laugh. Read a joke book. Watch a funny cat video online. Have a one minute dance party. Laughing makes people happier.

3. Sun.
Go stand outside in the sun for a minute. Lack of sunlight makes people sad. Getting outside to some natural sunlight will give your mood a boost.

4. Meditate.
Hundreds of studies have shown the benefits of meditation. Frequency is more important than duration. Meditating one minute every day is better that meditating for seven minutes once a week. Sit up straight and breath in through your nose and out through your mouth for the count of twelve and boom you are done.

5. Gratitude.
Practicing gratitude is another proven way to boost happiness. And its quick to do. Spend one minute writing down something you are grateful for. To amplify the effect also write why you are grateful for it.


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