7 Days, 7 Ways to Feel Happier

We're happier when we focus on what really matters to us. Give it a try with these happiness-boosting strategies (8 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Mar 25, 2013 at 3:50PM

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7 Days, 7 Ways to Feel Happier

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Go to Bed Earlier

With our busy lives, we often sacrifice sleep to get things done. “It’s such a basic need, but millions of us skimp on it,” says Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. “You can’t feel energetic, calm and cheerful if you’re always exhausted.” To get to bed on time, do all the prep -- take out your contacts, brush your teeth, walk the dog -- long before bedtime so you won’t have any excuses to get to bed on time.

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