Action for Happiness is a tiny organization in the UK aiming to have a big impact. They have produced this wonderful graphic.

They say…

“Everyone’s path to happiness is different. But our review of the latest research has found 10 Keys to Happier Living that consistently tend to make people’s lives happier and more fulfilling. Together they spell ‘GREAT DREAM’ which most people are seeking.”

At Stress to Strength we also know that these 10 scientifically proven action steps are keys to living a life where stress starts to become a support system in your life and works at enhancing your personal wellbeing.

One fast way to change your state in ‘a heart- beat’, when you’re stressed, is to SMILE!!


Whenever you SMILE your body changes state physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. Try smiling as soon as you feel you are experiencing stress.

Remember, SMILING is…

  • Ecologically sound
  • Energy efficient
  • Completely portable
  • Requires no special equipment
  • Reduces Stress
  • Increases “Happy Hormones”
  • Decreases Cortisol levels
  • Decreases Blood Pressure
  • Decreases Heart Rate

**Hormones released last for 1 to 2 hrs

 Smiling evokes the ‘STRESS – HAPPINESS EQUATION’.

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