We value happiness so highly that the pursuit of it is even named as one of the unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence.
Sadly, one of our top five regrets when we reach our deathbed is not allowing ourselves to be happier. Being able to avoid that particular regret is why we've compiled a list of the things which make us absolutely euphoric.
Happiness and contentment are hard-to-define terms and can vary dramatically from one person to the next but researchers have spent a lot of time trying to unpick how happiness works. Their studies can help guide us towards activities and behaviours which give us a mood boost. It might be channelling the power of exercise to make you feel on top of the world, or cultivating the relationships which offer you the most blissed-out contentment.
Here are our top picks, but we'd love to hear yours. Just add them to the mix by leaving a comment below, otherwise read on to find out what makes us absolutely euphoric.
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