Jeff Haden is a contributing author in Inc. magazine. He wrote an article around one year ago about 10 ways to be simply happy! In summary, he mentions that sufficient amount of sportive activities and sleep is a necessary condition. Moreover, he suggests to spend more time outside with friends and family.
He also talks about an interesting rule: 100 Hours a Year is the Magic Number; “100 hours per year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping others in order to enrich our lives”, Jeff believes. This rule is based on some user studies by The Journal of Happiness Studies, Shawn Achor (American author) and others.
Finally, he points out that practicing smiling and gratitude can also contribute to happiness.
Then, “clap along if you feel like a room without a roof” … and listen Pharrell’s happy song.