Tips to Improve Happiness

King says many simple and effective techniques exist for managing stress. He suggests a few immediate and long-term methods for soothing frayed nerves.

IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

  • Stop, pause, and breathe.
  • See the bigger picture.
  • Contact a friend.

LONG-TERM ACTIONS

  • Diet and exercise.
  • Daily “me time”.
  • Remember to H.A.L.T.: “Make sure you’re not Hungry, you’re not Angry, you’re not Lonely, and you’re not Tired. If you can take care of those four things, you’re significantly more likely to be unstressed.”

Psych Central News.