Did you know that when you’re happy, your cells are functioning optimally? It’s just that simple. Here’s a few proven tools to increase your happiness quotient.

  1. 15 minutes a day to do something that you enjoy
  2. Reach out to your network-those people you have a strong, positive bond with at least once a day (i.e., put down the smart phone or computer for a few minutes)
  3. Practice gratitude—count 3 blessings every day
  4. Laugh often (children laugh hundreds of times a day, adults only a few, if any. In this instance, it’s wise to be child-like, not childish)