Five Ways To Become Happy Without Trying;
The scent of nostalgia
“Smell goes directly to the limbic system, which is the brain’s emotional center. It’s pure affect of our emotional sense,” he says. “So more than any other sense, smell can draw up memories and invoke nostalgia from images of the past.”
Let the sun shine
There’s a reason you’ve tacked a magazine spread of Maui to your wall. For many, there’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to perk up a flat mood.
Dance, dance revolution
You may not care to admit it publicly, but let’s be honest: at one point in your life, alone, and in the privacy of your bedroom, you’ve danced your tail off to a techno song.
A side effect of dance music exposure is impromptu dance parties. The kind of spontaneous breakouts between two or more people that end in flailing limbs, lung-straining singalongs and unrestrained laughter.
Waves of happiness
If I asked you to think of the most relaxing image out there, you very well might picture the ocean, stretches of sand and the gentle roar of waves.
You’ve got mail
So in an age of electronic interaction, receiving a personal letter in your physical mailbox can give you an unexpected thrill.
“I love opening my snail mail and finding a package,” says engineer Valeh Aleyaseen. “This happened to me today and it was awesome!” Environmental services professional Maria Nicolaidis agrees. “Receiving a letter, pen and paper, is a lost art that I miss so much.”
However the wave of happiness one is a bit different for me, I’d rather be in a quiet library or something of the sort as a relaxing environment.