Surprising Things that Make You Happy

Aug 20, 2014

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    Surprising Happiness Boosters

    A life without happiness is a life devoid of the most precious human experience. Lack of happiness can strongly affect your life. Happiness can be found in many things; a source of happiness can be job success, money, food, cars, alcohol, a relationship and many more things. Besides, there are some surprising things that can make you happy. Take a look at some of them. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Being soaked in the rain is a source of happiness for many. For many others, it is just the rain itself. They find happiness in sitting next to their window, silently watching the showers and listening to the sound of rain. The aroma of wet soil can also be one source of happiness. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Tear-jerker, Drama Flicks

    You might think ‘sad movies make you sad’, but it is the opposite. A tragic, tear-jerker movie can make many people feel happy because it allows them to think critically about their own lives and the people they care about. The sadder the movie, the happier you will feel later. At least for some.(Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Fridays (weekend)

    You are happier on the weekends. The whole world is. After about four consecutive days of work, a Friday is a sign of all things good. It is an instant happiness booster because it makes you realise all the nice things you have left to start doing to bid the week goodbye. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Hitting Snooze and Sleeping 10 More Minutes

    Happiness is the snooze button. Or to see that you woke up 30 minutes before the alarm was to ring. All of us love that extra minutes of sleep. May there be more than one occassion for us to enjoy this opportunity. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Planning a Vacation

    Happiness is when you think of a break from a busy work-life. Thinking of relaxing on a tropical beach, treading a trekking trail and setting out on a road trip all increase levels of happiness. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Looking back at your Facebook Albums

    Researchers at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Computing found out that looking at your own Facebook photos, and your positive status updates, can be an instant mood-booster. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Household Chores

    According to ABC News and a study done at the University of Cambridge, that doing housework increases happiness for men. Even contributing to housework relieves men’s of their guilt and gives them a sense of accomplishment. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Rock’n’Roll music

    For some, it is rock’n’roll music that shakes the earth beneath their feet. "Heartbreak Hotel", "All Shook Up" or "Jailhouse Rock" of Elvis Presley is all that some of us need to bring warmth to the soul. Singing along in the head is happiness. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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    Keeping a Piggy Bank

    Happiness comes from small things. Happiness is keeping a piggy bank and seeing it get full with time. Even though you may not have the heart to break it open, just the feeling of seeing it pour own of its boundaries can make you feel proud. (Image source:Gettyimages)