1. Be grateful: Enjoyed a great meal, or had a fun night out with your partner? "Absorb the feeling for a few moments", encourages psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. "Lingering on a positive experience embeds it in your brain."
2. Take a mini-break: Short getaways can do wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing! Pick somewhere that's close to nature - research says that spending time outdoors boosts your vitality.
3. Put yourself first: "Taking even small amounts of time for ourselves is an act of generosity for our ourselves and others", says psychologist Dr Richard Chambers. "We become happier, more connected with others and more productive at work."
4. Build a support team: When you're managing diabetes or caring for someone else, day-to-day tasks can seem overwhelming. To ease the pressure, delegate tasks to family and friends where you can. Outsource time-consuming jobs like cleaning, if you can afford it: even a once-a-month clean will free you up to enjoy life more.
5. Practice mindfulness: Meditation has a host of benefits, such as helping to still your mind, improve your sleep, and manage your stress levels, too. And the good stuff doesn't stop there: research has also found that it can also give your health a boost by helping regulate your blood pressure.
6. Invest in experiences: According to a long-running US study, spending money on experiences rather than possessions makes us happier in the long term, so enrich your life and build great memories by taking a holiday or a cooking class.
7. Buddy up: A US study found that couples who learned new things together had stronger partnerships. Try cooking, sailing or dance classes - whatever floats your boat!
8. Simplify your goals: Having too many goals can seem like too much work! Each day, set three small goals, and tick them off as early as possible.