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6 Surprising Happiness Boosts

Ready to turn that frown upside down? Try these get happy tips at work, at home, and anywhere else

1. Spend Some Time with the Little People in Your Life

Studies show that being with their families is what children like best. Hang out with your kids, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews to cheer yourself up and bring them happiness too.

2. Take a Chance

You’ve been dying to ask your boss for a raise and a promotion that you know you deserve, but fear of rejection prevents you from summoning up the courage. Sound familiar? According to Working Mother magazine, if being afraid of disappointment keeps you from taking chances, you’re actually making yourself less happy by holding back. Next time, go for it. If you get what you wanted, you’ll be thrilled—and if you don’t, you’ll probably find it stings less than you expected and you’ll discover how resilient you truly are.