We have long known that things that bring us happiness also help us reduce stress and anxiety and help reduce pain. But in the age of COVID-19, positive interactions for some of us may, sadly, be limited.
That doesn’t mean that we have no options. Talking to a loved one, smiling and even just thinking about happy memories can have a measurable impact on our health.
So the next time you are feeling depressed, call a friend, think about your favorite memories or just smile.