Being in the midst of nature for 20 minutes has a positive effect on one’s well-being.
This year take proactive steps to increase happiness in the here and now. Seek out new experiences and adventures. Studies show that even planning to go for a comedy movie increases one’s levels of happiness. Even if you make a booking for a new adventure, your mood shifts to a more positive level.
Those who read are happier, as are those who play a game. Families who play together find themselves in an improved mood. Tai Chi or swimming help replace brain cells lost due to stress. It is believed that gardeners are happier than those who live in sterile surroundings and have nothing to do with the Earth. Being in the midst of nature for 20 minutes has a positive effect on one’s well-being. A pet, undoubtedly, contributes to wellness.
There are many easy steps you can take to welcome joy into your space:
The writer is the author of Everyday Happiness Mantras and Innovation Sutra.