Life is filled with stressful situations that take away your happiness often before it has a chance to take hold. The good news is that there are things you can do on your own to bring more happiness into your life. Here is a list of things that will make you smile more often.

A stressful life with no respite in sight, can chip away at the mood of even the happiest person. More people in this world want happiness in their life over being rich and famous.  However, unlike trying to become rich and famous, reaching your own state of happiness doesn’t have to be hard work.  Here are some science backed ways to get there:

Consider a Small Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

We live in a time where people connect their physical appearance to their happiness. This is an unavoidable fact. So rather than dwell on the psychology of it all, just go with the feeling and do something for yourself that will make you look a little better. The result will most likely make you feel better too. Top cosmetic surgery clinics like Sono Bello, offer dozens of small out-patient procedures that you can have done on a weekend day or even during lunch. They include: a chemical peel, removal of warts, botox, Laser Skin Resurfacing, laser hair removal, varicose vein removal or dozens of other procedures. Studies have documented an enhancement in happiness cosmetic surgery. Take a careful look at the procedure you have in mind and ask lots of questions, but this could be a sure path to happiness.

Buy a Dog

Dogs are not only man’s best friend, they are often the key to happiness. If you ask any pet owner why they have a dog, they will usually answer that they cannot imagine a life without having a dog. When you own a dog it seems like your life was built around having it and your happiness flows through the animal.  Pets can provide a greater sense of self-respect and self-confidence in their owners. Their unconditional love forms a foundation for healing and happiness and can alleviate symptoms of those who suffer from many ailments including mild depression. A dog will never judge you and will always be by your side when you call.

Laugh as Often as You Can

I think innately that people have always known this, but not it has been scientifically proven that laughter not only improves your mood, it has healing effects as well. When we laugh, there are actual biological processes that cause our moods to be lifted.

Here are some specific benefits from laughing:

  • Laughter is a proven form of preventive medicine. It can assist in helping one to avoid many heath issues and is even more effective when used in conjunction with other established physiological, mental, and emotional therapeutic approaches.
  • Laughter is a foundation tool for better communication and camaraderie and fosters better cooperation.
  • Laughter diffuses bad stress, creates calm in you, counteracts depression, and enhances problem-solving skills. Laughter creates a true sense of well-being and trigger the release of the body’s natural pain killers, while boosting your immune system.
  • Laughter is great exercise. It is a cardio workout that burns a comparable amount of calories as a moderate walk. It also contracts muscles around the stomach and back giving you a core workout. And the more you do it, the greater the workout. So you getting in better shape is tied directly to laughing.

So there you have it. If you are looking for a way to make yourself smile, here are three great ways.

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