3 Research-Backed Ways to Stay Happy

January 7, 2017 by admin0

What’s the secret of happiness? Has it something to do with our genes? Or is it completely dependent on our environment and our attitude towards our circumstances? There are people who associate prosperity and material belonging with happiness while there are others who associate mental well-being with happiness. So, what exactly helps you stay happy? Let’s explore a few research-backed ways of happiness:

1. Meditation

A study published in the Oxford Journals in 2013 found that meditation helps in activating areas of your brain that takes care of your emotions and thinking process. These particular areas also control anxiety and worrying tendencies. Meditation helps in calming your mind and body, thus helping you in staying happy. Moreover, it also helps in eliminating depression and negative thoughts. In case any of your loved ones is battling depression or is finding it difficult to eliminate negative thoughts then seek professional help. If you are looking for counselling for depression in Kolkata, then get in touch with us at http://moneralo.com/contact-us/

Source: http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/06/03/scan.nst041

2. Exercise regularly

Exercise has been associated with reducing stress, thus keeping you both healthy and happy. A report by Mayo Clinic mentions that exercising regularly can help you ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. When you exercise, your brain release brain chemicals such as endorphins, endocannabinoids, and other hormones that make you feel good. Also exercise reduces immune system chemicals that keep depression at bay. With regular exercise, your body temperature rises which has a calming effect on your body.

Source:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495

3. Listen to Music

We all know that music has a calming effect on our mind. It helps us in lifting our spirits and makes us feel better. Research has also proven this. A study conducted by University of Missouri in 2013 claims that listening to upbeat music lifts your mood and makes you happy. According to the researchers, when a person is actively seeking happiness by listening to music, it helps in improving his/her satisfaction levels. They reported that person who regularly listened to positive music felt happier than before.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2325004/Listening-happy-music-really-CAN-make-happier-researchers.html

We hope that these pointers will give you valuable insights on the ways to stay happy. Follow these methods and stay happy.

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