Forcing yourself to smile may sound silly, but plenty of research shows that it can help you feel happier and short-circuit the stress response. So the next time you're feeling down or frustrated, make yourself smile for one minute— yes, a full 60 seconds. You have nothing to lose but a bad mood. You might even try practicing right now!
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