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Choosing To Be Happy: 7 Steps

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Happiness is a choice.  When you are happy you create Good Juju.  Here are 7 steps that can  help you become a healthier person.

1.  Don’t worry.  Choose happy – make the conscious choice to be happy – choose attitudes and behaviors that will lead to your happiness

2.  Cultivate gratitude – perform a daily gratitude exercise – think about what makes you happy

3.  Foster forgiveness – holding grudges can affect both your mental and physical health – learn to let go of negativity

4.  Counteract negative thoughts and feelings – practice meditation, rhythmic breathing, yoga, or relaxation techniques to decrease anxiety and promote serenity.

5.  Remember, money cannot buy happiness – regardless of what we achieve monetarily, happiness comes from elsewhere

6.  Foster friendships – create friendships with people who care about you

7.  Engage in meaningful activities – get involved in activities that challenge your abilities – to get more out of life, you need to put more into it

7 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person compliments of Tom Veleo, WebMD.