- Smile – The more you smile, the more others will smile at you. This will also improve mood and make social interactions more pleasant.
Listen to upbeat and inspirational music.
Find a hobby you love. Spend a little time each day doing something you enjoy. This will give you something to look forward to and provide a brief escape from stress.
- Meditate regularly. Meditating helps to manage stress and improve mood. Schedule 20 minutes each day to maintain the benefits of meditation, and take breaks for additional meditation during times of stress.
Keep a gratitude journal. Take time each day to acknowledge all of the things you have to be grateful for. This will help you maintain a positive attitude and a pleasant mood.