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Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live life now, not as it was and not as it might be. Being fully present in this moment is important to finding your bliss. Here are some ways to live life now.
Spending all of our mental energy focused on the past or the future means that we aren’t living in the present. We aren’t living our lives right now, and, honestly, the present moment is truly the only time we have to live. Many of us are constantly distracted, but I’d encourage each of us to live life now and be fully present for this moment.

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Start a Happiness Habit and Build Your Bliss

Start a Happiness Habit and Build Your Bliss

Happiness habits matter because living a blissful life, to some degree, is a choice. Choosing happiness habits matter to that choice. Even if you live with a chronic mental health disorder, you can choose to nurture practices that create happiness in your life. Make 2017 the year you kick start your happiness habit to build your bliss.

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Find Your Kindness, Improve Your Happiness

Find Your Kindness, Improve Your Happiness

The world can be a nasty place, but it’s much happier when you find your kindness. Lately, I’ve realized that the best thing I can do to improve my happiness is to be kind. This starts by being kind to myself.

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Avoid Political Stressors, Stay Happy

Avoid Political Stressors, Stay Happy

Presidential elections can create a host of political stressors. But politics don’t have to hold your mental health hostage (Ruminating Can Harm Your Mental Health Recovery). Follow these tips to avoid political stressors and achieve bliss.

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A Relaxed Mind Is a Happy Mind

A Relaxed Mind Is a Happy Mind

A relaxed mind is a happy mind. It took me two months full of busyness and stress to realize that simple truth. I relaxed my mind and found it to be happy.

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One Step Positive People Take to Feel Happier Every Day

One Step Positive People Take to Feel Happier Every Day

There is one step positive people take to feel happier. I’ve always admired positive people, and now I am one. I found that I can be a positive person in only one step. That one step positive people take is to surround themselves with positivity. Really, that’s all it takes to be a positive person and join the ranks of positive people living fulfilling lives.

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Maintain Your Social Network for Health and Happiness

Maintain Your Social Network for Health and Happiness

I learned the hard way that social networks are important for health and happiness. Loneliness can be dangerous. I know. I spent five years living abroad, separated from my friends and family, with only the occasional visit back home. During this time I felt isolated, alone, and suffered one of the worst and longest depressive episodes of my life. This difficult experience, however, taught me an invaluable lesson. By being so lonely, I learned the importance and necessity of maintaining a social network for my health and happiness.

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Studies Link Generosity To Happiness

Studies Link Generosity To Happiness

Multiple studies link generosity to happiness.  So, if you want to use an evidence-based approach to finding bliss, be generous and get happy.

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Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

I believe that positive actions will lead to positive thinking. To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, what you think ultimately determines your actions. With depression, however, sometimes you have to consciously choose actions in order to change your thinking. Positive actions will lead to positive thinking.

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Relax Your Mind Through Play

Relax Your Mind Through Play

I have to work hard to relax my mind because if I don’t, it just keeps spinning and often wanders into some irrational thought. Lately, I’ve discovered that play helps relax my mind more than almost anything else.

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