happy morning habits

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Indulge in a little nostalgia.

Why it works: Thinking back to happy times doesn't just put you in a better mood in the moment—it makes you feel more hopeful about the future (including the day ahead).

Strange, true thing that might convince you: In a recent study, undergrads were asked to think of a happy memory or an ordinary one and then asked a series of statements. Those who'd imagined the nostalgic moment were more likely to agree with the glass-half-full statements, rather than Eeyore-ish ones.