6 Little Things You Can Do For A Happier 2016
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6 Little Things You Can Do For A Happier 2016

6 Little Things You Can Do For A Happier 2016

Well, it is a new year and many people our out there making resolutions.Some people want to finally lose weight, travel more, find love, and the list goes on and on. One thing that we can all agree on wanting in 2016 is happiness. Happiness can stem from so many big thing like finishing your degree or meeting "the one" but there are some small things you can do every day to just improve your overall wellness. Here are some tiny ways to have a happier 2016.

1. Exercise three times a week.

I know it is hard to find the time to exercise with a busy schedule, but it can really help your overall wellness. Not only will you stay in shape or lose a few pounds but you will also have more confidence. Exercise releases dopamine, which causes happiness, so not only will it help you look better but you will just feel happier.

2. Cut out sugary drinks.

Soda and juice are alright once and a while but swapping them out for water on a daily basis has many benefits. Not only will you not indulge in empty calories but also get healthier skin from drinking more water. Adding fruit and lemons to make detox water is a fun healthy way to add some flavor.

3. Get some sleep.

Again, sometimes people just can't find enough time to squeeze in the appropriate hours of sleep. It is super important to get at least seven hours of sleep so try and make it a priority in 2016. You will be more alert, less irritable and be able to retain more information in class and do better on tests if you are well rested.

4. Read a book.

Reading more can help you to do better in your classes and absorb more information. You will be able to comprehend more and articulate yourself in writing much more efficiently than if you didn't read. So pick up a good book and dive in.

5. Find comfort and peace in something.

Whether it is religion, meditation, exercise, yoga, and talking to your parents. it is super important to find a place or person who you find comfort in. When things are kind of going down hill it is important to have someone/something there for you to help you through it and remind you that it is all going to be OK.

6. Have fun and laugh more.

Life isn't all about work and school, but it is about the memories we make and the friendships we have. Don't forget to leave the textbook and work desk for a little and enjoy making fun memories with the people who love you the most. Having a good balance between work and play will just improve your quality of life. Have fun!

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