499084d13aafdaa60ccf01f219ed9c99 In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens (maybe a hundred) books on happiness, purpose and meaning, trying to cheer myself up.

Here are ten of the best habits from my research to help you become happier today – even if your life feels like it’s in the dumps.

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