5 Ways to Train Your Brain Every Day for Happiness

Srinivas Rao
Dec 15, 2017 · 4 min read
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You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body. — Shawn Achor

Over the last few years, I’ve interviewed multiple happiness researchers, read books written by several, and even implemented many of their suggestions into my life. What’s become quite apparent from my conversations and my reading is that happiness, like most things, is a skill. It’s something that you actively have to work at, (unless you’re one of those people who walks around on cloud 9 like a zen Buddhist on ecstasy).

1. Gratitude

2. A Good Night’s Sleep

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3. Exercise

In his book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Fitness, John Raty cites exercise as one of the major cures for nearly every mental health ailment we face. If you’ve ever gone to the gym when you’ve felt like complete shit, you’ve probably noticed that you come home feeling much better. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make us happier. It’s not a coincidence that many of the world’s most successful and happy people are extremely physically active.

4. Meditation

5. Do Deep Work

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