Happiness is your birthright, yet it often seems difficult to maintain. There are an overwhelming amount of stressors in today’s world: demanding jobs, time consuming commutes, and less quality time with family and friends. It’s difficult not to get caught up in a cycle of depression.
According to the CDC, more than 1 in 20 Americans age 12 and older suffer from depression. That’s a lot of people, and to be depressed at such a young age is telling.
Regardless of what’s going on in your life, and regardless of how old you are, here are 5 practical tips you can apply right now to live a happy, healthy life, regardless of your circumstances or physical limitations.
1. Smile at people genuinely
Just smiling can make you and others feel good. Feeling good is contagious!
2. Handle your social incompletions
An incompletion is something in our world that’s been left unfinished or unresolved. Examples of incompletions include forgotten promises, undelivered contracts, excessive debt, and even arguments we’ve walked away from without resolving.