Ways to Stay Positive During the Dark and Cold Winter

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Originally Written by Henrik Erdberg on Positivity Blog

I am the kind of person that prefers hot days rather than cold ones. I was born in México City, country closer to the the Equator and right in the middle of the country where temperatures are not as drastic as in the north so is really hard for me to bare the cold european winter. I found the Positivity blog a year ago and has helped me in many ways and this week a read the newest post and thought it would be a good idea to share Henrik’s tips for you if you don’t know him or his page:

In a dark, cold, rainy (sometimes) snowy winter, it is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days. And spring is still far away.

Here are 5 simple habits that make it a lot easier to stay positive and keep the energy up even throughout this dark and often grey season.

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Practical Ways to Feel Happy

25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

Originally Published as 25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier on Greatist.com

Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Plus, cheeriness is linked to living longer, how hard we work, physical function as we age, and an improved immune system, among other health benefits.

While it’s hard to define (especially since it varies from person to person), some experts describe happiness as “a combination of life satisfaction and having more positive emotions than negative emotions,” while others view it as consisting of three parts: feeling good, living a “good life,” and feeling part of a larger purpose. There’s also a distinct difference between short- and long-term happiness: The former is a fleeting feeling, while the latter applies to how we describe our own lives.

While some factors that affect happiness might be outside of our control (such as genetics or certain life circumstances), there are always actions we can take to amp up our own good feelings. To smile wider, be more satisfied with life, and feel altogether better—both in the present and the future—try introducing any (or all!) of these practices into your life. Continue reading “Practical Ways to Feel Happy”