We all want to be happy. It s a desire as universal as our want for water, food, and fresh air.
But happiness is a difficult thing to measure. It s a spectrum not an absolute. There s a whole science behind our happiness levels, why they fluctuate, and what we can do to boost them.
Ironically, too much time and thought spent in the pursuit of happiness has been found to actually decrease a person s overall happiness. So it s fortuitous that scientists have identified a countless number of small, conscious steps a person can take to elevate their mood with minimal effort.