Happiness Upgrade Podcast

Happiness Upgrade Podcast

The Happiness Upgrade Podcast is a weekly series of short, bite-sized episodes that share easy study-backed methods for boosting your mood in moments. Join your host, Gabrielle Lichterman, health journalist and author of The Happiness Upgrade: One Small Step Up to a Happier Life, every week with a new uplifting episode.

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October 5, 2022 6 mins

Sometimes, a boost in joy can come from the most surprising places. But, surprisingly enough, simply being surprised spurs a spike in happy emotions, too! Tune into this week’s episode to find out why researchers say that humans are naturally wired to feel good from an unexpected twist or pleasant shock. Then, find out my 7 suggestions for fitting a mood-boosting surprise into your life. 

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Ever felt paralyzed while making a decision, such as which car to buy or where to go on vacation, because you wanted to make the absolute best choice to guarantee that you’d be happy? Well, it turns out, this approach to decision-making has the opposite effect! Tune into this week’s episode to find out why researchers say taking a “good enough” approach is the secret to the kind of decision-making that brings you joy. Then, find ou...

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Tend to beat yourself up over mistakes that you make when in front of other people, such as calling someone by the wrong name or pulling up the wrong slide in a work presentation? There’s an easy, study-backed fix that will help you forget about the goof and let it go so it doesn’t bring you down. Find out why researchers say this trick works so well. Then, listen to my 7 suggestions for incorporating this easy tip into your life. 

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Find that your work duties or home responsibilities are spilling over into what are supposed to be your “off” hours? Researchers say you’ll be happier in your personal life and when doing day-to-day work or home tasks when you cordon off a little time to just enjoy yourself—no work allowed. Tune into this week’s episode to find out why giving yourself work-free space is so crucial for your wellbeing. Then, find out my 7 easy sugges...

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Love the mood boost you get when you’re enjoying something wonderful, such as delicious food or a great book? There’s a simple trick that makes what you’re enjoying even more mood-boosting: save some of it for later! Tune into this week’s episode to find out why researchers say this easy tactic is so effective. Then, find out my 7 suggestions for incorporating this easy tip into your life. 

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Getting an immediate lift in mood is as easy as taking a small risk. Tune into this week’s episode to find out the science behind risk-taking and why it’s so effective at lifting positivity right away. Then, find out my 7 suggestions for incorporating this easy tip into your life. 

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Whether you need to reverse a sagging mood or want to intensify the joy that you’re currently feeling, you can give yourself a Happiness Upgrade by belting out a song. Listen to this week’s episode to find out why scientists say singing any favorite song spurs positivity quick. And find out my 7 suggestions for incorporating this easy tip into your life. 

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When you want a quick, easy boost in mood, gaze at beautiful art. Tune into this week’s episode to find out why admiring works of art are proven to perk you up. And find out my 7 suggestions for finding art all around you. 

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You’ve probably heard that having friends makes you happier. Well, research reveals that you’ll spur even more joy by belonging to social groups that align with your personal interests. Tune into this week’s episode to discover why researchers say social groups are so important to your happiness. Plus, try my 7 suggestions for ways to find these kinds of groups so you can boost cheer.

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Giving yourself a Happiness Upgrade is as easy as reminding yourself of the values or traits you love about yourself, such as your compassion or sense of humor. Here’s why research shows this is so effective at boosting your mood instantly. Plus, use my 7 suggestions to incorporate positive self-talk into your week. 

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Have you ever been having a good time, maybe watching a sports game on TV or walking through a park, and thought, “How can I make this positive experience even better?” Yale University researchers have an easy suggestion: Try doing it near other folks who are enjoying the same activity. Even if they’re strangers and you never say a word to each other, you end up enjoying it even more. Here’s why…. 

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For some people, frivolous fun brings instant joy. For others, however, the idea of being unproductive stops them from enjoying their downtime. If you or a loved one are like this, researchers may have the solution that brings you greater happiness. 

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Variety is the spice of life! It’s also a study-backed way to increase happiness. Even changing your routine just a little or trying something slightly different can make you more joyful in moments. Find out the reason why along with 7 ways to sneak a little change into your day. 

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Find out the unusual way aromatic flowers boost mood and dash stress in an instant. Plus, learn 7 easy tips to sneaking more joy-revving flower scents into your life. 

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Sounds too simple to work, but research shows that simply walking--anywhere and at any pace--improves your mood. Here’s the science behind why it works along with 7 easy ways to incorporate a mood-boosting walk into your day. 

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Enjoy occasionally splurging on yourself, but you’re also tight on cash? New research reveals the best way to shop so you avoid buyer’s remorse while also lifting your spirits. 

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March 21, 2022 5 mins

Discover why listening to songs makes you happier within moments. And hear my 7 suggestions for ways to include more mood-lifting music in your life.

Check out the book that inspired this podcast, THE HAPPINESS UPGRADE: ONE SMALL STEP UP TO A HAPPIER LIFE (available at Amazon) at HappinessUpgradePress.com. 

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March 14, 2022 3 mins

Giving yourself a Happiness Upgrade is as easy as looking at nature. Find out the science behind how it works, plus how to use to this tip if nature isn’t nearby.

Check out the book that inspired this podcast, THE HAPPINESS UPGRADE: ONE SMALL STEP UP TO A HAPPIER LIFE (available at Amazon) at HappinessUpgradePress.com. 

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The Happiness Upgrade: A podcast presented by Gabrielle Lichterman

Gabrielle Lichterman is an award-winning health journalist, author of the self-help book The Happiness Upgrade: One Small Step Up to a Happier Life and host of The Happiness Upgrade Podcast.

In this episode, join Gabrielle as she introduces you to her weekly podcast series that shares simple acts of self-care that are study-proven to boost your moo...

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Find out how the Happiness Upgrade Podcast can help you start off every week feeling happier!

Check out the book that inspired this podcast, THE HAPPINESS UPGRADE: ONE SMALL STEP UP TO A HAPPIER LIFE (available at Amazon) at HappinessUpgradePress.com. 

Learn more about the Happiness Upgrade Podcast at HappinessUpgradePress.com.

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