Exercise is a key element to managing moods. It calms and energizes at the same time. Its rituals are comforting. It’s productive, but not intellectually or socially demanding. Also, exercise is so obviously a key to good health.
2. Do something nice for someone else
The first part of the Second Splendid Truth is “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy” (also known as the “Do good, feel good” provision).
3. Stop ruminating
Studies show that dwelling on negative thoughts amplifies their power in your mind. In fact, some researchers suggest that the reason more women suffer depression than men is that women are more likely to “over think,” while men are better at distracting themselves from negative thoughts.
4. Connect with someone important to me.
5. Tackle a nagging task
Crossing things off a to-do list is energizing and cheering.
6. Do something silly and lighthearted.
7. Act the way I want to feel
Research shows that although we think that we act because of the way we feel, in fact, we often feel because of the way we act.
8. Ask for help.
9. Go to sleep early
It’s true, everything does look better in the morning.Getting enough sleep just makes a tremendous difference to happiness.