For those who study happiness, there is much to be said about these words. They aren't just truisms. Rhea pointed out this week that middle age and being blue go together. I do think tech woes can make one blue (or anxious, or existential). So can sinking stocks and stinky socks. Say that one.
Not that you have to be all chirpy, chirpy but these things are true; they can keep you from being blue. If you smile there is a positive effect.
Now I don't know if this is really something that works but my yoga teacher said if you bend over, slightly bend your knees, and just slump into the fall, grab each elbow and just...hang. Just....hang. Just doing this is very good for depression. OOOOOMMMMMMMM.
Now. If my computers and gadgets would just be hunky dory and the stocks would go up...