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30 terrific tips for happiness

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If you roll off the wrong side of the bed each morning with an attitude that would make Oscar the Grouch look like Susie Sunshine, then the time may have arrived to shake up your routine. Luckily, the smart lifehacks at Dumb Little Man have compiled a great list of thirty surefire tips to help reach your optimum state of happiness.

A smile-worthy sampling:

Surround yourself with others who are happy.

If you are around angry, depressed or sad people, it will transfer to you. You can’t help it. But if you’re around people who are happy, that will also transfer to you. You’ll also learn their habits, and learn to react the way they do when something bad happens. Slowly weed out the negative influences on your life and replace them with positive ones.

Accept things.

We are often unaware of it, but we usually want things or people or ourselves to change. And that’s a sure way to lead to unhappiness, because we cannot control the world. We have to accept things as they are, try to understand them, even love them. Including and most especially ourselves: accept who you are, allow yourself to be yourself, try to understand and love yourself. Then do the same with the others in your life.

Laugh.

Just the simple act of laughing can make you happier. Watch a funny movie, tell jokes, read a book by Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, go to humor sites on the Internet. And laugh your head off.

Show little acts of kindness.

Each day, try to be kind to others in little ways, opening doors, smiling, giving up your place in line.

Full list at Dumb Little Man.

Tons of life tips and tricks.

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