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7 things the world's happiest people do

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Want to be happier each and every day?   Follow the lead of the world's happiest people and do these seven things every day: Wake up and say ARG!   That stands for anticipation , recollection and gratitude .  Spend a few minutes anticipating something positive, then think about a really wonderful memory, and finally take a few moments to list what you are grateful for.  This will jumpstart your day and get you on the happy track for the rest of the day. Savor something every day .  It could be your morning coffee, the warmth of your child's hug, or the beauty of the sunrise. Sweat and release endorphins .  Exercise produces feel-good chemicals and boosts your happiness. Do a good deed for someone .  People who are willing and eager to help others feel happier.  Just doing a 5-minute good deed each day will boost your happiness significantly.  It could be opening the door for an elderly person, writing a good review of a product you love, or telling the manager of

Say Yes to Peace By Saying NO

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I am not very good at saying NO.  As a recovering people pleaser, it's in my nature to say yes to everything.  Then, I get super stressed, grumpy and resentful.  Saying NO is something I want to do more of so I can have a more peaceful life.  Since I am not an expert on this by any means, I did some research on how to say no so you can say yes to the life you want. Yes or No?  Tips to help you decide: 1.  Before accepting invitations, ask yourself if going will make you happy and if you really have time .  A week before Christmas I got a last-minute invitation to a party.  I decided to say no so I could finish shopping and mailing out Christmas cards.  It felt good to say no politely.  If I went I would have been frazzled and worried about everything I still had to do. 2.  Don't worry about hurting someone's feelings .  Choose what is most important to you.  I recently cancelled my son's behavior therapy appointment because there is going to be a big processi