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10 Things You Should Do to Be Happier in 2015

Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

happy in 2015This year we’ve been talking a lot about what makes donors give more. We’ve worked with our pal Dr. Russell James to determine which “words work,” what it looks like “inside the mind of the planned giving donor,” and why some “wills won’t” in future.
 
But, as we end the year, I figured I’d share with you what science says about YOU and how you can be happier in 2015.
 
Here’s a list of the top 10 things you can do to be happier… all backed by science.
 
1. Exercise more
2. Sleep more
3. Move closer to work to shorten your commute
4. Spend time with friends and family
5. Go outside more
6. Help others
7. Practice smiling
8. Plan a trip – but don’t actually take one
9. Meditate
10. Practice gratitude
 
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