1. Embrace cookingLeading integrative-medicine expert Dr Andrew Weil says that the simple act of organising, preparing and creating a delicious home-cooked meal can neutralise a negative mental state.
2. Rethink retail therapy
We get more bang for our happiness buck when we purchase experiences, such as holidays or concerts, instead of material goods that just pile up (and up), explains psychologist Miriam Tatzel, PhD.
3. Let the sunshine in
In a study of almost 500 women, those who exposed themselves to the most sunlightâ€”particularly in the morningâ€”reported better moods and sleep. Try eating breakfast near a window, and let the sun work its magic!