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By Hellogreenway (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

As a part of January’s big “Better You” Giveaway, we are challenging our readers to put our five ideals for improved well-being into action. To help you “Live Better” we’ve enlisted our resident Joyology expert, Dashama, for some valuable advice.

This month, we’re sharing ten of her best happiness tips with you to help make 2013 your best year ever – and challenge you to incorporate them into your daily lifestyle! Have you practiced breathing techniques to help you “Live Better?” Check out Dashama’s last tip here.

Tip #2: Music

What we listen to can change the vibration of our being. When I need to shift my energy or wish to improve my mood, I turn on Pandora to the Wah! Channel, Donnal Delory, Deva Premal, Krishna Das or Snatam Kaur. If those are not your preference, you may wish to start with some Native American flutes or sounds of nature. Zen music makes a big difference for my life, but so does upbeat dance music. Sometimes when I need higher energy I turn on Morgan Page, Thievery Corporation or Bombay beats. The other vibe that really inspires me is the U2 channel, Celine Dion or something Dubstep or Marley which can evoke the sensation of vacation and take me away to paradise emotionally.

Anything that makes you feel good will work for you – utilize music as a great way to center yourself, find calm or get inspired!

Check Spa Week Daily for a new happiness tip from Dashama every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the month of January! You’ll also find some tips from other experts on how to eat, look, feel and sleep better this month – so stay tuned!

From now until January 31st, enter to win one of five great prizes in the Better You Giveaway!