A growing number of researchers believe we have the power to be happy—really, truly happy—by adopting these 6 habits.
4 of 7 | Look for the good in your life
If you want to be truly happy, experts say, make a habit of looking for the good in your life. Develop a ritual of reviewing at least five things you appreciate each day. Maybe you enjoyed the nap you stole on the couch. Or you relished a hug from your child. Or you're grateful that you and your husband had time to eat dinner together. Just how you conduct this gratitude ritual is up to you. Some experts recommend that you write down your five things before bed so you drift to sleep on a positive note. Others suggest that you mentally take stock before every meal. You can focus on the same five things every day or come up with a new list every time.