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5 Happy Habits to Practice Every Day

I am sort of back. I am still unraveling life in Spokane and organizing both my summer and fall classes. I wanted to ease my way back into the social media part of my life after a short sabbatical. Last year, I took an ethics class and it focused on happiness in life. Does leading a good life make us happy? It turns out it does according to research. Even if I do one of these things daily, I am happier. Take care.

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Have you taken control of your happiness? Happiness comes from altering your habits and your way of thinking. Here are 5 habits that will help you stay happy:

1. Meditate – Do you want to be more calm, peaceful, and happy? Meditation reduces tension & stress, builds self confidence, enhances energy, reduces anxiety, and so much more.

2. Read or Watch Something Funny – While the science of laughter is in its early stages, we do know that laughter triggers healthy physical changes in the body like strengthening your immune system, diminishing pain, and boosting your energy.

3. Pet an Animal – Research by Psychology Todayindicates that pets provide meaningful social support for owners. They found consistent evidence that pet owners exhibited greater self-esteem, were less lonely, and were less fearful than non owners. Even if you don’t have your own animal, petting someone else’s animal can help ease…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

10 responses »

  1. Petting an animal – a real winner. Something soft and fluffy and calming.. A bunny rabbit or a guinea pig. Such a calming and soothing experience.

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  2. Welcome back 🙂

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  3. This are such great ways

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  4. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    All good points Ivon.
    I can certainly attest to the uplift a good belly laugh at a funny film gives.

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