Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is so yesterday. These mood boosters will have you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed before you can even say 'good morning.'More
Now's the perfect time to get on that smoothie grind. While it may be decades before you reap the physical health rewards (i.e. not developing heart disease) of a plant-powered diet, there may be a more immediate psychological benefit. In an August 2016 study, researchers found that participants who ate more fruit and veggies were more likely to experience increased happiness, life satisfaction, and wellbeing soon after upping their produce intake. Not a fan of smoothies? Sneak fruit and veggies into other morning must-haves, such as omelets and oatmeal.
Whether it's texting a funny photo to a friend or making a healthy breakfast in bed for your significant other, random acts of kindness aren't just pleasant for the recipients. In a September 2016 review of 21 studies, researchers found that people who helped others — even in small ways — experienced increased happiness themselves.