Top 5 scientifically proven ways how you can become Happier

Top 5 scientifically proven ways how you can become Happier
Written By: Counselling Psychologist
M.Sc. Psychology - Swansea University, UK.
Reviewed By: Counselling Psychologist
MA Psychology Pennsylvania State University, USA
Last Updated: 10-04-2023

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How to be happy?

There is no book that teaches you how to be happy, happiness is something that comes from within by taking small steps in that direction.  Happiness is often thought of as a by-product, but it is also a motivator.

People who are happy are more productive.Isn t it easier said than done? Many changes are quite simple, actually.

Below are the top 5 scientifically proven ways how you can become happier:


Exercise has a positive impact on our mood and overall well-being and it is considered an effective anti-depressant.

Even if you do not see the benefits at first, exercise helps you relax, improve your mental ability, and even enhance your self-image.

We ve already looked at what exercise does to our brain, such as the release of happy hormones like endorphins and serotonin.

Individuals who exercise have a positive body image even though they did not see physical improvements initially, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology.


We all know that sleep aids our bodies in recovery throughout the day and repair themselves, as well as allowing us to concentrate and become more productive. Sleep, it turns out, is essential for happiness.

The Amygdala is an almond-shaped part of the brain that processes negative emotions, while the Hippocampus processes happy or neutral emotions. The hippocampus is more affected by sleep deprivation relative to the amygdala. As a result, sleep-deprived individuals focus more on negative memories and have a hard time recalling positive experiences. A study published in the BPS Research Digest shows that sleep influences our vulnerability to negative feelings.


Even for introverts, social time is quite crucial when it comes to boosting their happiness. Several studies have discovered that spending time with family and friends has a significant impact on our happiness. The relationships we have and how we aid others are crucial determinants of an individual s happiness, according to the German study, which was reported in The Longevity Project.


Creates a sense of belongingness and reduces isolation. People create, maintain, and strengthen their social connections by helping others. Volunteering and assisting others, for example, can help them feel a sense of belonging, make new friends, and connect with their communities.


Smiling can make you feel better, When you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides to help fight off stress. Other neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins are also involved. Endorphins are pain relievers, whereas serotonin is an antidepressant.

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Other tips to be happy include:

  • Being Grateful.
  • Letting go of grudges.
  • Practising self-care.
  • Enjoying Nature.
  • Watching Comedy Movies.
  • Giving compliments.
  • Eating good Food. And finally,
  • Considering Therapy!

If you have tried enough and still cannot overcome sad feelings and emotions, in order to achieve happiness, we recommend seeing a therapist for your issues. An online counselling therapist can help you understand your feeling and emotions and overcome the negative feelings. 

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