Practical ways to boost your happiness

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According to best-selling author, speaker and Harvard grad Shawn Achor, “Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.” Research continues to support facts that a positive mental attitude will help you overcome any obstacle you may encounter.

Here are 33 things that make us happy, and what percentage they increase our levels of happiness:

1. Intimacy, making love 14.20%
2. Theatre, dance, concert 9.29%
3. Exhibition, museum, library 8.77%
4. Sports, running, exercise 8.12%
5. Gardening, allotment 7.83%
6. Singing, performing 6.95%
7. Talking, chatting, socializing 6.38%
8. Birdwatching 6.28%
9. Walking, hiking 6.18%
10. Hunting, fishing 5.82%
11. Drinking alcohol 5.73%
12. Hobbies, arts, crafts 5.53%
13. Meditating, religious activities 4.95%
14. Match, sporting event 4.39%
15. Childcare, playing with children 4.10%
16. Pet care, playing with pets 3.63%
17. Listening to music 3.56%
18. Other games, puzzles 3.07%
19. Shopping, errands 2.74%
20. Gambling, betting 2.62%
21. Watching TV, film 2.55%
22. Computer/iPhone games 2.39%
23. Eating, snacking 2.38%
24. Cooking, preparing food 2.14%
25. Drinking tea/coffee 1.83%
26. Reading 1.47%
27. Listening to speech/podcast 1.41%
28. Washing/dressing/grooming 1.18%
29. Sleeping, resting, relaxing 1.08%
30. Smoking 0.69%
31. Browsing the Internet 0.59%
32. Texting, email, social media 0.56%
33. Housework, chores, DIY 0.65%
It looks like intimacy remains the top producer of happiness, so if you’re in a relationship, nurture it! If not, maybe it’s time to meet someone!

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