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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ten Keys To Happiness

Here are  steps you must take if you want to be happy:

 1. Find Something To Look Forward To  - One study found that just thinking  about watching your favorite movie will raise your endorphin levels by 27%.

  2. Infuse Positivity Into Your Surroundings  - Another study showed spending   20 minutes outside in good weather will improve your mood and memory.

  3. Exercise More - More powerful than antidepressants, even walking is  a good way  way to improve  your mood and your brain. 

  4. Use Your Strengths  - If you don't know what they are, find out for free at http://www.viasurvey.com/

  5. Encourage Others  -  Studies show that teams and improved 31%  with  encouraging managers  Employees don't quit companies, they quit supervisors.

  6. Change Your Performance To Change Your Mind  - Henry Ford said, "If you think   you can or if   you think you can't, you're right." When facing a difficult challenge,  focus on why you will succeed rather  than why you may fail. People with a "fixed mindset" will always be less successful than  those with  a "growth mindset."

  7. Commit Conscious Acts Of Kindness - Be gracious in traffic or in line and let   people in. Then see how you feel. 

  8. View failure As Opportunity  - Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he got the light bulb right.

  9. Overcome Inertia -  Use the 20 second rule to break bad habits. For instance,  if you think you watch too much TV, take the batteries out of your remote. The next time you click on the TV, you can  read a book or start an important project.

10. Make A Social Investment -  A lack of meaningful social contact can add 30 points to your  blood pressure. Studies show that a bond between a manager and employees is the prime  predictor of both daily productivity and  the length of time people stay at their jobs.

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