Meditation, massage, smiling and hugging—four things you can do that improve your mindset.
Healthy lifestyles result in happier lives—plenty of research supports that notion. With this in mind, make 2019 the year to treat yourself well. Get a massage. Spend a few minutes each day taking deep breaths in quiet contemplation. Research shows that both have calming abilities that lower your blood pressure and anxiety levels, and have significant impact on other illnesses, too. As you focus on finding your bliss, you'll be in a better position to positively influence those around you. Smile brightly and, when appropriate, give a few hugs. By encouraging the release of your happiness neuropeptides—dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins—you'll feel good about yourself while generating good vibes for those around you.