You're in a lousy mood and want to feel better fast. What you need is a happiness fix--right now! Try one of these spirit-boosting tips to jump-start joy in 5 minutes or less.
1. Start a blog. Like journaling, it gives you an outlet for your feelings. "But it may be even better for triggering happiness because people can leave you positive comments," says Caroline Adams Miller, coauthor of Creating Your Best Life. Begin one at Blogger.com.