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Need a mood boost? Research suggests using positive affirmations in the present tense — think “I am happy” instead of “I will be happy” — can actually improve outlook over time. And reminding yourself of those positive statements over the course of the day can help keep things bright even after the sun goes down.

The Takeaway: Use positive affirmations to improve your mood throughout the day.

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