Happy & Excited
We feel happy when we are enjoying our situation or experience. We feel excited when we feel energetic and positive about something that is about to happen. Although many people believe money and other material things bring happiness, once people have their basic needs fulfilled, they are no happier at higher levels of income or material possessions. People who are happier tend to trust others more and have more social connections and supports. Practicing gratitude (thinking about what we are thankful for), helping others, engaging in physical activity, and attending positive social events are ways to increase the happiness in our lives.

We feel happy when we are enjoying our experience. We feel excited when we feel energetic and positive about something in the future. Happier people tend to trust others more and have more social connections. Reflecting on what we are thankful for, helping others, and engaging in social events and physical activity increase happiness.

Activities

The Happiness Meditation 18 min

Try this guided meditation – it’s designed to make you feel happier! There are many proven benefits of meditation. Meditation increases mindfulness, decreases stress, and can strengthen your immune system. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your meditation: sit in a comfortable position: seated, or lying down. To decrease distractions, turn

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The Small Things 5 min

Try these small acts of kindness that will give you a purpose and help others feel better. This awesome Buzzfeed article gives you 101 easy actions you can take to make others feel happier and as a result, help you feel happier too! Start a short list of the actions that meant the most to

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Why Gratitude Boosts Happiness 7 min

Learn about what gratitude boosts happiness! Watch this short, inspiring video to watch gratitude in action with real people’s short stories and how you can then apply it immediately in a 4 min action (or less). After watching this video, practice yourself! To use this idea in your own life, find ways of incorporating it

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Hack Your Morning Routine with Happiness 10 min

Our mornings have a huge impact on our attitudes for the rest of the day. Hack your routine to incorporate happiness. Start by planning the night before. Pack your backpack, lay out your clothes, and pack some food for the next day. Take care of everything that you need to enjoy a stress-free morning. Unplug

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Gratitude Expression 5 min

Expressing gratitude is proven to boost happiness — to the person who ‘gives’ it and the person ‘gets’ it  Express your gratitude to another person with a note, text, or call. Think of a person in your life who you are grateful for. The person may be a friend, parent, grandparent, sibling, or teacher. Take

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