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Pope Francis reveals his top ten tips for happiness

Slowing down, turning the tv off and being generous are just some of the ways people can live a happier life, according to The Pope. Credit: Press Association

Slowing down, turning the TV off and being generous are just some of the ways people can live a happier life, according to The Pope.

In an interview published in part by the Argentine weekly Viva, he said people would be much happier when they "stop trying too hard to bring others round to their way of thinking - including religion."

According to a Catholic News Service translation of the interview, he also said that consumerism had brought us "anxiety" and stress, causing people to lose a "healthy culture of leisure."

Here are Pope Francis' top ten secrets to living a happier life:

  • Live and let live
  • Be giving of yourself to others
  • Proceed calmly in life
  • Have a healthy sense of leisure.
  • Sunday is for family
  • Be creative with young people and find innovative ways to create dignified jobs
  • Respect and take care of nature
  • Stop being negative
  • Respect others' beliefs
  • Work for peace