Did you know that at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the most popular and successful course teaches you how to learn to be happier?
The Positive Psychology class taught by Ben Shahar attracts 1400 students per semester and 20% of Harvard graduates take this elective course. According to Ben Shahar, the class which focuses on happiness, self-esteem and motivation gives students the tools to succeed and face life with more joy.
This 35-year-old teacher, considered by some to be "the happiness guru", highlights in his class 14 key tips for improving the quality of our personal status and contributing to a positive life:
Thank God for everything you have: Write down 10 things you have in your life that give you happiness. Focus on the good things!
Practice physical activity Experts say exercising helps improve mood. 30 minutes of exercise is the best antidote against sadness and stress.
Breakfast: Some people miss breakfast for lack of time or not to get fat. Studies show that breakfast gives you energy, helps you think and perform your activities successfully.
Assertive: Ask what you want and say what you think. Being assertive helps improve your self-esteem. Being left and remaining silent creates sadness and hopelessness.
Spend your money on experiences..a study found that 75% of people felt happier when they invested their money in travel, courses and classes; While only the rest said they felt happier when buying things.
Face your challenges: Studies show that the more you postpone something, the more anxiety and tension you generate. Write short weekly lists of tasks and complete them.
Believe in God: With him nothing is impossible! Happiness is like a remote control, we lose it every time, we go crazy looking for it and many times without knowing it, we are sitting on top of it.
Always greet and be nice to other people: More than 100 inquiries state that just smiling changes the mood.
Wear comfortable shoes: If your feet hurt you, you become moody, says Dr. Keinth Wapner, President of the American Orthopedics Association.
Take care of your posture: Walk straight with your shoulders slightly backwards and the front view helps to maintain a good mood.
What you eat has an impact on your mood: Do not skip meals, eat lightly every 3 to 4 hours and keep glucose levels stable. Avoid excess white flour and sugar. Eat everything!Eat healthy .Vary your food.
Take care of yourself and feel attractive:70% of people say they feel happier when they think they look good.