14 Ways to be Happier in 2016

14 Ways to be Happier

We just welcomed in a new year. It’s a perfect time to reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016.

  • What went well in 2015?
  • What challenged you in 2015?
  • What obstacle(s) did you overcome?
  • What are you still working on?
  • What new goals are you setting for 2016?

Is one of your goals to be happier?

There are many ways to go about increasing your happiness. Here are 14 straight-forward strategies that can increase your happiness. Consider adding some of these behaviors to your 2016 goals.

  1. Smile as much as possible
  2. Nurture your body, mind, and spirit
  3. Laugh often
  4. Savor good memories
  5. Build deep connections
  6. Practice gratitude
  7. Know that you’ll make mistakes, but they don’t define you
  8. Stay in the moment and enjoy today
  9. Let go of comparisons
  10. Have an attitude of abundance
  11. Remember you are inherently worthy
  12. Accept constructive feedback and don’t take the rest personally
  13. Take chances
  14. Always be kind

14 Ways to be Happier in 2016

I am currently accepting a limited number of new clients for counseling or coaching. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in guidance and support in reaching your goals.

Happy New Year,



Sharon Martin, a licensed counselor and psychotherapist in Northern California, specializes in helping adult children of alcoholics and others who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism. She has a private psychotherapy practice in CA where she is available for online counseling. Sharon is also the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and write the blog Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today.


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