They say happiness is a choice, and that is true. Choosing to be happy means surrounding yourself with positive energy — people, environment, attitude. Smiling is one. Psychological Science published a report that the act of smiling has a positive effect on our happiness and physical health, helping the heart recover more quickly after stressful events. Smile when you answer the phone; they will feel it on the other end of the line. Spend time with your loved ones – watch films that make you laugh, go on adventure trips and gather memories, have coffee or wine with them, and volunteer with them.