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Want to feel happier? Try snacking on joy

By Richard Sima

17 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Lunch with a friend, a dog walk, a favourite TV show... psychologists believe the secret to contentment could be simpler than we think. The Washington Post explains how to appreciate the everyday.

Here's an antidote to an ever-stressful, busy and uncertain world. Try finding and savoring little bites of joy in your day. I call them "joy" snacks.

By mindfully tuning into the pleasant, nice and sometimes routine experiences of every day, we can transform an otherwise mundane moment into something more meaningful and even joyful.

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