happyHappiness is a matter of initiative. Hormones, circumstances, people, and the like can influence the way you feel, but you still have the final decision when it comes to your happiness. Make a conscious decision not to give in to fear, misery, and anxiety. Train yourself to neutralize negative thoughts and transform them into positive ones. Learn the best ways to calm your mind and uplift your spirit.

Although many of these strategies will depend on the person, we nevertheless have a few suggestions on how to focus on being happier and more positive in the slide show below.

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