3 Happiness Hacks That Will Brighten Your Day

With so few hours, who has the time to have a bad day? I – like many entrepreneurs – am always staying busy, and the last thing I need is to have a day where coffee is magnetically attracted to my outfit. So what can I do to stay positive in even the worst situation?

Smile

Yes, I’m serious. When you look happy you can actually convince yourself that you are happy. That’s because smiling actually has the power to trick your body into thinking you’re happy by releasing a flood of feel-good neurochemicals.

Who knew that faking it ‘til you make it could be one of the hands down best happiness hacks?

Take a Breather

Even the best players need to step off the field once in a while. Getting off the playing field and clearing your mind is one of the best things you can do for your sanity – and it’s a really simple happiness hack.

Stop competing and start doing you

Theodore Roosevelt knew a thing or two when he said that “comparison is the thief of joy,” that’s because it is. One of the very best ways to stay positive is to stop comparing yourself and your successes to others. If you focus on you and know you’re doing your best, you won’t go wrong.

These are only a few happiness hacks, you can read more of them in my recent article for Inc. magazine.