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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

What Makes You Happy?

By July 30, 2012

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Though research from positive psychology shows us that there is a recipe, of sorts, to creating a happiness-promoting lifestyle, the specific things that make us happy are somewhat subjective. Different things bring happiness to different people. Here are some happiness recipes from some of my readers:

"I always try as much as possible to switch from negative thinking either by singing or by discussing things that will make me laugh with my friends." --Bih Odette

"If you develop a habit of graditude you focus more on what you have than what you don't have. You won't be stressing on about your wants and will live enjoying the blessings you ignore when you are worrying."--Mario Conserve

"There is no regret, only a lesson. Whatever happens, happens for good. If someone breaks your heart, it's their fault and they should cry, not you."--Asmita

"At the end of each day I write down five things which were good that day. I soon found that during the day I was looking for the good things so I would remember to note them down later. "--Vivenc

(See this article for more great tips from readers, or this article for tips from me!)

What makes you happy? Share your answers in the comments section, or in this Reader Response article on What Makes You Happy. To pass the happiness along, use the 'share' button below. You can also discuss things more by joining the About Stress Management Facebook page.

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