"Intense experiences are not the only route to happiness," says says New York City psychotherapist Linda Barbanel, C.S.W. "Bliss can come from rewarding yourself with random moments of pleasure." These beauty and health ideas are a good starting point.
Recent research shows that laughter really is an antidote to all kinds of mental and physical ailments. "Laughter instantly lessens the flow of stress hormones, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles and triggers a flood of endorphins," says Lee Berk, Dr.P.H., assistant research professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. It may be time to take that hilarious co-worker out to lunch.