Happiness coach Angela Bachfeld believes that we can all learn how to be happier. Here practical ways to boost your happiness today…

Why are some people happier than others and can a pessimist become a happy optimist?

Bachfeld, a Berlin-based happiness coach, says that becoming happier is all about changing habits.

“When you change something small – little habits – in time you arrive somewhere completely and utterly different.”

She says that if she had to point to one habit that would make a big difference, it’s the habit of gratitude.

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“When you’re grateful, you looking not at the one point, the one problem, but you’re looking at the many, many, many points – the things you have,” says Bachfeld.

A natural route to happiness

Happiness exercises

If you’d like to boost your happiness, try Bachfeld’s happiness techniques:

  • Keep a daily gratitude/blessings journal and write down three things you are grateful for or things that went well each day.
  • Talk to others in constructive and active ways – it’s about reacting to others positively to help relationships with others blossom.
  • Identify and use your strengths in new ways. Bachfeld says that this will make you feel good and could even help you find your calling in life.

A surprising secret to happiness

To learn more about boosting your happiness and these techniques, watch the featured video.

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