Most people have heard Bobby McFerrin's song: "Don't Worry, Be Happy. The tune alone is relaxing and these simple words really do hold the key to being happy. Worry stresses us and can make us very un-happy.

Happiness is Good for Your Health

Many studies have shown that happiness is good for your health. Worry engenders stress and stress is a significant factor in many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. Some studies even point to the possibility that stress can cause cancer. Mentally, stress can cause anxiety, depression, phobias and other disorders that make life miserable. You can avoid many of these ailments by staying positive and "Being Happy."

Nothing Lasts Forever

No matter how unhappy you may be at any given moment, you won't always feel this way. That is so important to remember. Children or even adults many times, overreact to something they feel because they somehow believe these feelings are not going to go away. Nest time you experience something unpleasant tell yourself "This too Will Pass." Really understand that it's temporary. If you speak to yourself rationally at these times, you'll limit the time you suffer. Many times it is you who actually holds the power to change your situation.

Surround Yourself with Friendly People

Family and friends are essential to a healthy, happy lifestyle. Keeping relationships happy entails some work, but it always yield for everyone, a lot in terms of happiness. Accept people as they are and treat them in a respectful, calm manner. Make yourself "fool proof." In other words, don't be so quick to be offended by someone else's statements or actions. Problems will arise, of course, but you will do well to discuss the issue with the person in a calm, reasonable manner and not lose your temper.

Even if the person seriously hurts you, make it your plan to let go of resentments. Not forgiving makes you bitter. Try to see the situation for what it is.

Decide to be Happy

Anyone can be happy and therefore, more healthy It's as simple as deciding to be a happy person. That may sound strange at first, but try it. Act if you must. Soon the act will become more real.

A Happy Attitude

There are certain attitudes that can make us happy. Counting our blessings every day gives us a positive attitude. Being positive with people we meet, respectful and courteous not only makes these people happy, it will have a similar effect on you.

Have Fun

Laugh. Laugh everyday and look forward to finding something funny to laugh at. Learn a new joke, tell a funny story. Laughter can be "the best medicine."

Be Positive and Kind

Learn to express yourself positively towards others and they will most likely respond to you in kind. There are many ways to get rid of your frustrations that will not hurt others. They'll be happy and you'll be happy.

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