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Action for Happiness has developed the ‘Ten Keys to Happier Living’ based on a review of the latest scientific research relating to happiness.

Everyone’s path to happiness is different, but the research suggests these ten things consistently tend to have a positive impact on people’s overall happiness and well-being.

The first five relate to how we interact with the outside world in our daily activities. The second five come more from inside us and depend on our attitude to life.

GIVING Do things for others

RELATING Connect with people

EXERCISING Take care of your body

APPRECIATING Notice the world around

TRYING OUT Keep learning new things

DIRECTION Have goals to look forward to

RESILIENCE Find ways to bounce back

EMOTION Take a positive approach

ACCEPTANCE Be comfortable with who you are

MEANING Be part of something bigger


What do the ten keys mean for you?

The ten keys are explained in more detail below. Each key has a related question to help us think about how ...

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