Action for Happiness, assures me it is possible, whatever our circumstances, to feel that bit better. It's all about perceptions and tools, we might not be able to change the often depressing world events around us, but we can control, to some extent, how we feel.
Action for Happiness's program has ten points in total, but I agree on doing 4. So, here we go. For seven whole days, I have to...
1. Write down 3 things every day that have made me feel happy and thankful.
2. Perform 30 minutes of physical exercise a day.
3. Respond constructively to other people, their ideas, plans and achievements.
4. Look for ways to perform acts of kindness for others.