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.