The George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being published a good
article on how to increase your well-being.  The 10 tips are:  

Take at least five minutes daily for some kind of contemplative practice - a
mindfulness session, a period of reflection, listening to music, or whatever helps you
connect to your deepest values and cultivate peace of mind.  A benefit of practicing
mindfulness (moment-to-moment awareness of your environment, body, and mind) is an
opening to compassionate behaviors.

Remove the negative label from negative emotions.  Emotions are tools.  Anxiety
and anger are tools.  Learn to appreciate everything in your emotional toolbox.  Learn how
to use these tools more effectively by understanding what works best in particular

Resist the urge to multitask or check your phone or email when you are working or
.  Being more mindful by focusing your attention will boost your effectiveness
and improve your relationships.

Create a "Victory Log".  Write a list of your past successes and pull it out when you
have a bad day and need a reminder that you can do it!

Have self-compassion.  Don't beat yourself up when you mess up.  Everyone makes
mistakes.  Being kind to yourself increases the likelihood that you will achieve your goals.  
Practicing self-compassion leads to making better choices about your health, too.

Engage in random acts of kindness, especially those that strengthen social ties with
others, and you'll reap the benefits of increased well-being.  And by varying your good
deeds (volunteering, holding the door for someone, complimenting someone, hosting a
surprise party for a friend), you'll experience even greater increases in your mood and

Keep the faith!  Having a sense of hope leads to more productivity in your day and
greater resilience in facing challenges.  Shine the light on what gives you greater meaning
and purpose, and invest heavily in those areas.  Even better, surround yourself with the
most hopeful people in your life for a boost to your well-being.  Hopeful people experience
gains in health.

Harness friendships.  Build in time for friends and meaningful relationships (mentors,
family members).  Find ways to connect with others who are supportive, encouraging, and

Practice gratitude but don't overdo it.  Trying to identify dozens of things for which
you're grateful on a daily basis can have detrimental effects to your well-being.  Instead,
think of one or two things for which you're grateful each day (or even on a weekly basis).

Seek out experiences that will make you happy, but resist the pursuit of happiness
as an end goal.  Even better, inject more novelty and curiosity into those experiences -
change up your routines and don't fear the unknown.  Striving for greater happiness as a
goal can actually backfire on you.  There is no magic formula for happiness.