1. Flip through Old Photos
When you’re feeling down, break out your kids' baby albums or pics from your favourite holiday.
It may actually make you feel happier than a square of chocolate would!
That's what researchers at the United Kingdom’s Open University found after they examined how much people's moods rose after eating a chocolate snack, sipping an alcoholic drink, watching TV, listening to music or looking at personal photos.
The music and chocolate left most people's moods unchanged; alcohol and TV gave a slight lift (1%), but the winner by a long shot was viewing pictures, which made people feel 11% better. To keep your spirits high at work, upload your favourite pics to your computer and set them as a rotating screensaver. Or splurge on a frame that flips through digital photos.
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