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October 3, 2018

"I think I'll just be happy."

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I know, it’s not that simple. You can’t just tell yourself to be happy.  Well, yes and no.  You can actively induce the release of positive neurotransmitters that will elevate your mood.  For example, the act of forcing yourself to smile activates certain muscles that are associated with happiness, and since our bodies reject inconsistency, our brains adapt and become happier.  Another thing you can do is to seek physical contact. Climb on up to that snuggle buddy of yours and hold them tight.  

The hard part is getting yourself to engage in these behaviors that create perceived happiness. Remember, it is a choice, and having the will power to do some of these simple things can make you happier.  

So, back to the quote, “I think I’ll just be happy today”.  It is a choice. Choose today, and tomorrow, and the next day to be happy.

I’m not saying that life isn’t hard, but I am saying that you can add a little more happiness to it if you allow yourself to.

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