1. Give thanks for everything you have. Make a list of all your blessings. You can stop when you have filled both sides of 3 pieces of A4 paper. If you can’t fill that much with all the amazing blessings you have in your life, you need to shift your attitude. Keep the list at hand for days when you need your attitude lifted.
2. Get involved with helping someone less fortunate than yourself. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, help at a homeless shelter, get involved in a discipleship group at the local church. The more you share the happier you are – that is not just a platitude it is a scientific fact that has been proved in study after study: the more you help people the happier you are.
3. At the end of every day, send an email or card or text to someone who has done something positive in your life and say thanks to them for whatever they have done.
4. Cut down on refined sugars. They lead to sugar rushes and then a spiral down. Rather grab an apple, or something with low GI. You will amazed how more stable your moods end up!
5. Learn something new. At first it will be frustrating as you go through the dip of doing something badly, but as you come through that you will have a satisfaction. Go to night school and learn a language or a skill, sign up for a course, do an Open University module – they are very inexpensive, often free.