I think we all could use a dose of  'want to be happier' this year!  Here are 5 ways to get there:



From Yahoo.Shine:

1. Reach out -- Relationships are vital to well-being and a good attitude. Try dropping an unexpected note to a good friend or spouse just to say, "I love you."

2. Be thankful -- We all have things we can be grateful for, from family and health we take for granted, or the little stuff like the car starting in the morning and having a comfortable place to sleep at night.

3. Live your passions -- Even if you have an 8-hour grind, you can find ways to keep your interests and dreams alive.

4. Make do -- We live in a culture obsessed with buying stuff ... but stuff doesn't make you happy, especially if you're upset by your debt! Try cleaning out the closet -- maybe you already have more than you remember.

5. Enjoy the simple pleasures -- Is it corny to remember that "the best things in life are free"? Too bad -- it's good for your mental health! So remember to enjoy the sunshine and the sound of laughter ...

Source: Shine.Yahoo.com

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