Everyone gets in a funk once in a while, but fortunately there are quick and easy ways to instantly boost your happiness factor. Sometimes it is the simplest solution that turns that frown upside down. Here are four quick ways instantly make yourself happier.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
Smile. That’s right, just smile. Even if you feel like doing anything but showing off your pearly whites, just going through the motions will make you feel better. Plus, a smile has a ripple effect, so when someone sees you faking that smile, they will smile back at you, and then your smile will become genuine in return.
PET THE CAT
Or any animal. Or just look at animals for that matter. If you can’t reach out and touch an actual animal, open up YouTube and indulge in a little one-on-one time with a video of an adorable kitten or sloth or whatever animal makes you grin. There are no limits to the amount of instant cuteness to be found in the Internet. I dare you not to smile!
REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
The best remedy for a bad mood is a hug! Don’t be stingy with the love and see your mood improve in seconds.
LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU
Music has an amazing cheering effect when used properly. Turn of the snooze-fest elevator music and crank up some tunes with a bright, bubbly beat. You get bonus happiness points if you move around a little. Bust a move in the elevator, chair dance in the office, or boogie down in the kitchen. Music and movement will instantly brighten your outlook.