When a bad mood strikes, turn it around by doing something creative. Studies show that engaging in expressive or creative behavior can lead to overall feelings of wellbeing. Find an artistic or constructive hobby — whether it’s dancing, cooking, writing poems, or drawing — and immerse yourself in a new project to boost happiness.

Do it Today: Use your imagination and a bit of color to get out of a bad rut and improve your mood.

Breakup Benefits:

On the bright side, getting rejected can help boost creativity.

H5: Happy-Go-Lucky:

Are some people just genetically predisposed to be happy?