Lee Crutchley's How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad) is at once funny, hopeful and practical. It's a workbook of mini-tasks that aim to jog you out of funks and increase your life's happiness. Day-to-day, we can all use activities like these. Some examples: Write a list of positive news you've heard this week, draw the emoji you hope to be, fill a box with your biggest worry and then imagine how you'd advise your best friend to deal with that exact worry.
We're not saying a book can solve major sadness, but sometimes decorating pebbles or letting yourself wallow in the saddest song you know (and then dancing to the happiest), can be just the POV-changing remedy you need to shake up a gloomy day (everyone has 'em).