Who do you think is happier? Someone who was suddenly paralyzed in an accident or people who’d just won the lottery? Seems obvious right? You may be surprised to learn that according to a study by the University of Massachusetts, people who were paralyzed from an accident had more hopeful outlooks than people who’d won the lottery. How can that be? Listen up as we dive deep into 5 scientifically proven habits that build long term happiness.

Play of the Week: Our play of the week’s a bit of a doosey as we try to incorporate all  5 of the steps we can take to improve our mood. Ready? Take the initiative and try out a new form of physical exercise with someone else. Also do a kind act or some service and get enough sleep this week! 

5 Science Based Habits That Lead to Long Lasting Happiness

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Maybe that's why Katy Perry's hit song, Firework, resonates with so many of us. Life can feel overwhelming, like nothing we do matters and frankly, leave us feeling hopeless. Just like in the song, hang in there for the chorus. Things will get better and you can make a difference in real ways as you Look Outward and do random acts of kindness.

Play of the Week: Look outward and send that text, validate another, encourage a stranger! Then go listen and sing along to Katy Perry's song, Firework, at full volume.

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