There are days when we feel like everything is going wrong and nothing can make it right. But there's no need to be glum a minute longer.
Here's how to bust out of your bad mood (Dr.Oz):
• Listen to your favourite music. Research suggests that listening to your favourite music for 10 minutes can bust a bad mood and lower your blood pressure, heart rate and level of the stress hormone cortisol.
• Touch your toes. It opens up your hip joints, which is where most individuals store tension. Hold the position for a minute and slowly roll up. As you lift, so will your mood.
• Buy a bunch of fresh flowers. Studies have shown that being around foliage and colourful blooms relieves stress and increases calmness.
• Connect with others. You may just want to lie on your sofa and watch television. But, talking to a loved one will lift your mood much better than watching TV.
• Get some sunshine. Spending time outdoors can give you a jolt of awareness and energy.
• Think of the good things. Spend a few minutes reflecting on your accomplishments over the past few years. Identifying and acknowledging your growth will provide an immediate sense of gratification and your mood will improve instantly.