It can be hard to change your perspective on things. And doing so can be a serious undertaking -- one that tends to take commitment and discipline. (And that's not to suggest that everyone needs to be happy all the time: Sometimes we're sad. Sometimes we're angry. Sometimes we're stressed -- particularly around the holidays.)
But there are simple, quick ways to help change your mood and feel better fast, even if you only have a few seconds. So get out the stopwatch: Here are a few tried-and-true ways to improve your outlook in less time than it takes to watch a TV show or get dinner on the table.