Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Think exercise is something you don't have time for? Think again. Check out the  7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. That's a workout any of us can fit into our schedules.

Sleep More: You'll Be Less Sensitive to Negative Emotions We know that sleep helps our body recover from the day and repair itself and that it helps us focus and be more productive. It turns out sleep is also important for happiness.

3. Spend More Time With Friends/Family: Money Can't Buy You Happiness Staying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying.

4. Get Outside More: Happiness is Maximized at 57° In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor recommends spending time in the fresh air to improve your happiness:

6. Practice Smiling: Reduce Pain, Improve Mood, Think Better Smiling can make us feel better, but it's more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts

7. Plan a Trip: It Helps Even if You Don't Actually Take One

8. Meditate: Rewire Your Brain for Happiness Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity, and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm.