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19 March 2012

Feel better in minutes

Life's not always moonshine and roses. There are those days when you feel really down and despondent. What can you do to give yourself a lift?

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Life's not always moonshine and roses. There are those days when you feel really down and despondent. What can you do to give yourself a lift?

Take action:
Get some exercise – this will boost your feel-good hormones; phone a friend – a kind voice at the other end of the line can sometimes make you feel a thousand times better; eat something – a sandwich might make you feel better instantly, especially if your blood sugar levels are low; bury yourself in a book – there's nothing like an interesting story to take your attention off your own troubles; get out into nature – a walk on the mountain is guaranteed to lift your spirits; take a nap or a bath – often you just need some rest to perk you up. 

 
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