Once again Denmark comes out on top as being home to the happiest people in the world. According to new research, the reason behind their happiness has to do with their genetics. They have a certain version of a gene that influences brain levels of the mood chemical serotonin. But if your DNA is far from being Danish, don't worry — there's still hope. Try these 10 easy things that have been scientifically proven to make you happier.
1. Collect New Life Experiences, Not Material Things
You might think that it's up to someone's preferences whether a new car or a summer getaway makes them happier, but it's scientific fact that a new experience like a vacation will make someone happier.
2. Play Up Your Strengths At Work
It's tough to find happiness at your job if you're not doing exactly what you love to do. But a study shows that if you use what you're good at during work hours then it will help foster a more positive experience.
4. Become A Morning Person
Many night owls may groan about this, but more sleep alone won't make you happier. Getting up early enough to get the worm will — and it'll boost your immune system, according to study published in the journal of Emotion.
7. Ditch The Defeatist Attitude
It's hard, but a study by Vaillant found that facing a challenge with a positive perspective makes you more joyful. Make lemonade when life gives you lemons!