50 ways to find joy

Posted on May 3, 2007 

50 ways to find joy

When you’re happy, you feel better, look better, and live longer. Here’s how you can brighten your day.

3 Bow out gracefully. The next time you argue with someone, be the first person to relent and acknowledge the other person’s point of view. You’ll both be smiling sooner.

5 Hit the sack sooner. Go to bed an hour early tonight. Tomorrow, you’ll wake up with a brighter outlook.

8 Take lessons. When you were a kid, did you always want to try horseback riding or sailing? Do you wish you could take up a hobby, like knitting or piano playing? Now is the time to learn how. Hobbies are fun and relieve stress. Look for appropriate schools in the phone book.

30 Learn how to use a tool. Grind whole spices in a mortar with a pestle, find Saturn’s rings with a telescope, or cut wood shelves with a circular saw. Feel good about your competence.

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