Make Over Your Mood: 21 Small Ways to Feel Happier Right Now

Mood is a finicky thing. As easy as it might be to attribute our disposition to an ever-shifting equation of external circumstances—job, social life, and relationships, to name a few—in reality, these details compose just one dimension in a rather complex web of brain chemistry, hormones, and overall well-being. Something as seemingly unrelated as your gut health, for example, can hugely influence how you're feeling on a given day.

But this also means that turning your mood around can be as easy as making a few adjustments to your lifestyle or engaging in a self-care ritual. With that in mind, we're counting down 21 simple, science-backed ways to feel better in mere minutes—or less.