8 Tiny Habits That Make You Happier
The old routine: You only break from slouching when you notice that dull ache in your back. Even then, the breaks are short.
The new habit: Set an hourly (or even half-hourly) reminder to assume the proper position.
Why you'll be happier: Good posture can make you feel happier, more enthusiastic, more excited and even stronger. It can also make you more likely to remember the positive things you've got going in your life, according to a small study in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Plus, you'll stop hearing your mom's voice in your head telling you to stop slouching.