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Be Happy!

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Feeling blue? There are things you can do to feel happier. Try these tips to cheer yourself up. You can do these things every day. They will help you feel better. And that feeling might last longer than you expect.

Take deep belly breaths. Focus on your breathing.

Do something kind for others. Helping someone else will make you feel good. That is because you will forget about yourself for a moment. You will also be making a small change in the world.

Talk with a friend. Other people help us feel safe. Togetherness makes us happier.

Express gratitude. What are you thankful for? Make a list. Who are the special people in your life? Let them know how special they are.

Exercise, eat well, and get enough sleep. You have to take care of your body to feel good.

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