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10 Quick Hacks To Make You Happy Instantly

Hacks to be happy
Written by Collins Nwokolo
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Happiness is a state that every single human greatly desires. That feeling of joy and freedom from sadness is all we need to have every day. Although that is not usually the case, because of daily problems, stress, and past issues usually stand in the way of our quest for daily happiness. However, some quick hacks can make you happy daily.

Happiness is related to being healthy. Being happy improves your mental well-being, emotional health, and even your physical health. To stay happy is not easy in this challenging world we live. But they are a few things that you can do that will immediately change your sadness to joy and happiness.

Now, let us look at some of these quick hacks for increasing happiness.

 

10 Quick Hacks To Be Happy Instantly

Hacks to be happy
1. Play with a baby

Here’s one of the quickest hacks to be happy instantly, play with a baby. Babies are lovely, cute and adorable. They make us smile, blush and laugh.

Playing with even a toddler or a little child can also have the same effect. So whenever you are feeling sad, play with a little child that you are allowed access to.

Pets make you feel better
2. Play with your pet

This is almost the same as playing with a baby. Playing and spending time with our pets can boost our happiness instantly. Everyone loves cute pets. From adorable little puppies to cute cats and colorful birds. Our pets have the power to change our sadness to joy.

Other reasons why pet makes us happy is that they make us active, they make us feel empathy, they enhance our social connection and brighten our mood.

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Hacks to be happy

Looking at old pictures can make you feel happy

3. Look at old pictures and videos of yourself

The above statement is an arguable fact. Looking at old pictures of ourselves can actually make us feel better and brighten our mood.

A survey conducted with 144 Facebook users, showed that most people use the social network to reminisce. They found out that looking at old photos and wall posts as a form of comfort to some people. Also watching old videos of yourself can also help you in fighting bad moods.

4. Play your favorite game

Playing your favorite games are another quick way to boost your happiness instantly. We all have different games which we enjoy, from chess to scrabble, playing football and even playing video games.

It is very likely that we will be happy when we are playing the game we love (and even happier when we are winning).

 

5. Exercise

Exercising is the healthiest activity in the world. Exercising does not just make you lose weight and fit; it also makes you happy.

Whenever we exercise, our body releases ‘feel good chemicals’ called endorphins. They improve our state of mind and help us feel happy.

 

6. Talk to a stranger

Although it might be safe for a child to talk to a stranger, it could be beneficial for adults to talk to strangers. Quite a few studies and books have attested to this.
Talking to a stranger might help you improve your mental outlook and well-being.

This is also a great way to improve your social health and your overall social well-being.

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Hacks to make you happy

7. Watch a funny movie

Watching movies are a great way to relax, catch fun and above all make yourself happy. Of course, different movie genre can make us feel different things. In one of my epic posts about “4 Popular Genres Of Movie And Their Health Effects“, I talked about how some movie you watch can affect your health.
I also mentioned that watching comedy movies can make you feel a lot better mentally. So, whenever you are feeling down why don’t you watch a nice, funny movie and watch how the happiness moves in. Laughter can help you cure diseases too.

 

8. Cuddle

Cuddling is scientifically proven to make us happier. For one, it releases, oxytocin, a hormone that makes you feel very relaxed and happy.
Cuddling improves intimacy with others. It is one of the best ways to experience the intimacy we need with our loved ones.
Cuddling also combats social anxiety and strengthens the bonds of your relationship.

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9. Reconnect with an old friend or relative

When we take out time to remember our old friends, classmates, and relatives we definitely feel much happier.
It is always good to make new friends, but reconnecting with old friends can give you greater joy. Why is that so? Your old friends fulfill your deepest emotional needs for social connection. We are likely to feel more comfortable with them, and they-they know how to make us feel good. So you should pick up your phone and give that your old pal a call, you will be amazing at how fast your mood can change.

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10. Help someone in need

The Bible was absolutely right when it said: “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” As humans, we are hardwired to give and offer help, but doing that also makes us happy.

Helping others who are in need can increase our self-esteem. Acts like volunteering can boost your psychological well-being and happiness. So don’t be hesitant to help, and to give, your happiness depends on it.

Thanks for reading. I am 100% sure you felt much happier after reading this article. Please comment below on which hacks to be happy you will like to try and share this with all your friends on social media.

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Collins Nwokolo

Collins Nwokolo is a passionate blogger and an amazing writer. He is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves sharing helpful information to people.

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