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St. Louis Therapist Dr. Lena Pearlman Shares 10 Easy Things to Make You More Happy

St. Louis Therapist Dr. Lena Pearlman Shares 10 Easy Things to Make You More Happy

Who wouldn’t want to be more happy? Below find 10 easy things you can do to make yourself more happy and to feel better.

1.) Get Outside: The combination of fresh air, sunlight and looking at nature’s beauty will make you happier.

2.) Move: Any form of exercise will release endorphins and increase blood flow. This will make you feel better.

3.) Stand-Up: Sitting for long periods of time has a negative impact on your health and mood. Something as simple as standing-up can improve your mood.

4.) Release Your Inner Rock Star: Listening to music and singing is another natural stress reliever.

5.) Belly Laugh: There has been a great deal of research on the numerous health benefits of laughing.

6.) Get a Hobby: Participating in activities that you enjoy can reduce stress and give you something to look forward to.

7.) Talk (and Listen): Communicating with others is a basic human need and one that reduces stress.

8.) Help Others: Volunteering is a great way to help the community. This self-less act is also a huge benefit to you as well. Giving back and doing something positive for others has been shown to improve your own health.

9.) Journal: Journaling is a great way to process what is going on now and your plans for the future. Reading your journal later can help you reflect on the past and help you move forward. For a lot of people, getting thoughts on paper can be a major stress reliever – which makes you more happy.

10.) Meditation, Yoga or Tai Chi: Taking time to relax, stretch and process relieves stress and naturally makes you happy.

Without sounding too much like a therapy commercial, many people find that participating in therapy can reduce stress, improve one’s outlook, and make you feel happy.


Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a therapy and counseling practice in St. Louis, Missouri. The practice specializes in stress management, depression, anxiety, relationships and other mental health related issues. The team works with children, teens, adults, couples and families. More information about Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates can be found at: http://stlmentalhealth.com. The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.