Didn’t we know this already without someone doing a scientific study on it?
Study: Happiness Good for the Heart.
The problem is that it’s not as if people who are depressed are choosing to be unhappy. Of course, we’d rather not be more susceptible to heart disease! This article lists ways for ‘negative people’ to become more positive, including:
- Express gratitude on a regular basis.
- Practice being optimistic.
- Engage in frequent acts of kindness.
- Visualize one’s best self.
- Savor joyful events.
- Practice forgiveness.
I wish becoming a happy person was as easy as following a few simple directions.