1. Did you know, that when you hug someone, you release oxytocin, This effect is amplified when you hold your embrace for 20 seconds or longer. A nice warm hug literally melts away the tension.
  2. Take some time to appreciate yourself, your strengths, and the people in your life. Focusing on the positives in your life results in you noticing more positives and feeling happier.
  3. Build connections. Finding people you can connect to is really important for a sense of belonging and community. It is innate to us as humans to need to belong; as a result, much joy can be experienced through the community.
  4. Communication. Developing your ability to express yourself, set your boundaries, and let people know what is important to you and how you like to be treated.
  5. Surround yourself in positive people and support your happiness. You become like the 5 people you hang out with most. So choose wisely!
  6. Vision your ideal future. Spend time imagining and determining how your positive future will look like and do the step-by-step actions to bring that vision into your reality. Celebrate the wins.

Marianne Love