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Increase Your Happiness!

We can all use a little bit of extra happiness in our lives right now and Yale University is now giving you the chance to take their "The Science of Well-Being" course for free!!

Some daily habits that help increase happiness are:

Smile- When you smile your brain releases dopamine which makes you happier.

Exercise- Release those endorphins, endorphins can help reduce stress, anxiety, and exercise, you are boosting your self-esteem.

Sleep- Sleep is vital for your mental and physical health, when your sleeping your body is repairing while increasing brain function and overall well-being.

Eating right- We all have had those moments when we make bad food choices to only feel even worse after. Think before you eat-

Carbohydrates release serotonin, a “feel-good” hormone. Just keep simple carbs. Avoid too many foods high in sugar and starch because that energy surge is short, and you’ll crash. Complex carbs, such as vegetables, beans, and whole grains, are better.

Lean meat, poultry, legumes, and dairy are high in protein. These foods release dopamine and norepinephrine, which boost energy and concentration.

Highly processed or deep-fried foods tend to leave you feeling down. So, will skipping meals.

Be grateful- Wake up every day and make a point of thinking about all the things you have to be grateful for.

If you'd like to take the Yale course here is the link: The Science of Well-Being

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