Living a happy life begins with basic self-care. Try to eat a healthy, balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, and get some exercise every day so you feel your best. Make time for fun and relaxing activities, such as spending time with friends and doing hobbies you enjoy. When you feel overwhelmed, try stress-relieving activities like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. Your mental attitude can make a big difference in how happy you feel, so be careful with negative self-talk. The next time you feel down on yourself, gently replace the negative thought with a more positive or realistic thought. Set realistic goals for yourself and work towards them a little bit each day, as this can give you a sense of purpose. Remember to celebrate your successes, even the small ones. For more advice from our co-author, including how to deal with life’s challenges, keep reading!
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