What can you do this year that will instantly make you smile without spending a penny and does not involve eating the right foods or giving up something you enjoy? Scattering kindness, paying it forward and helping others are a few phrases that describe a plethora of activities that create an opportunity to be the person who makes you feel good.
You probably are already doing lots of little things that make others smile. So this might be the year when you simply do more of them. Try to catch yourself in an act of kindness. Notice how quickly you pick up something that someone has dropped but barely notice their smiling nod of thanks. When you decide to let someone ahead of you in a busy store or driving down the freeway, do you feel proud for a moment because you just did a little something good?
Simply keep at it, and try to remind yourself how easy it is to change a dreary day into a day when you were the person who made you feel good.