I love these ideas! Sometimes, a smile in the right direction really can change the day!
But as someone with bipolar disorder, I will say that doing positive things can make me feel better. But I can always tell when I am having one of my downswings and not just a blue mood because faking it doesn't make me feel better, it makes me feel tired, and thus more bad moody.
In the summer, working in the garden, especially picking flowers and blueberries that I grew, instantly lifts my mood. I try to head into the garden every day. Seeing the changes in nature and spotting a hummingbird or other wildlife is an instant mood booster!
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