6 Ways to Start Feeling Better Right Now

Take 5 Minutes to Appreciate “The Small Things.”

If you’re feeling low, this may be the simplest and most powerful step you can take to improve your mental wellbeing and enhance your outlook. Once a day, when you’re brushing your teeth, making dinner, getting into bed, or have another moment to pause, take 5 minutes to think of three things that you are grateful for that day OR three things you did that make you proud. You’ll instantly feel more optimistic and less bogged down by the negative stuff life throws your way. You can think of mental exercise as prayer, meditation, or positive self-talk, but however you view it, it has to be a consistent part of your daily routine.