January 01, 2010

5 practical tips to help you become a happier person

In this 4½ minute video, which is # 3 on the ten most watched Big Think videos of 2009, Tal Ben-Shahar mentions the following 5 practical tips to help you become a happier person:

# 1: Accept painful emotions
When you give yourself the permission to be human, you open yourself up to positive emotions as well.

# 2: Spend quality time with people you care about

# 3: Get physical exercise regularly
We were made to be physically active. Get exercise 3 times a week of 30-40 minutes.

# 4: Cultivate the habit of gratitude
For example, appreciate that you’re healthy.

# 5: Simplify
Do less rather than more.

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