A lovely bunch of tulips, irises or roses can help improve your mood, relieve depression and heighten your happiness, according to research by The State University of New Jersey.
Sing out loud
Make a CD compilation of feel-good songs to help lift your mood. Play it when you're in the car, and sing along at the top of your voice. Research shows music can boost mood and longevity.
Studies show that cuddling can help lower blood pressure. So enjoy a hug with your children, a friend or loved one. Or snuggle up on the sofa with your partner while you're watching TV.
Take up yoga
This can improve your mood and reduce anxiety levels more than walking or other forms of exercise, research by the Boston University School of Medicine reveals.
Enjoy a little dark chocolate
It not only boosts mood, it can enhance memory and concentration. It may even encourage healthy HDL cholesterol to protect your heart.