- Take a nap. Studies show we can process negative thoughts just fine when we’re exhausted — but not the happy ones.
- Hug someone. Corny? Maybe. But it works.
- Share the best event of your day with your romantic partner and have them do the same.
- Work on a hard problem that makes you think. Studies show if your brain is dedicated to a mental chore, it can’t bother you as much with distressing emotions.
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