You can trigger the instant release of ‘happy hormones’ with a hug or a smile. Hugging yourself works just as well as hugging someone else, and even a forced smile will give you a healthy dose of endorphins and cortisol.
Use gratitude and affirmations to appreciate the good things in your life. The more you learn to focus on the positives the more inspired and uplifted you will feel, especially when you say them out loud.
Both music and sunshine are known to quickly boost your mood. Spend a few minutes outdoors or put on an upbeat song to lift your spirits.