4 Science-Backed Ways to Be Happier Right Now

Happiness is something we all seek, and we each have different ways of pursuing it. Some try to disprove old sayings like "money can't buy happiness," and some rely on the stars. Whatever your approach to lifting your mood, one thing's for certain: Sometimes happiness is just hard to come by.

Inc. recently suggested that—beyond any inherited personality traits that can predispose you to landing on a certain part of the happiness spectrum—there are specific science-backed actions that you can take to make yourself happier. So genetics, star signs, and salary aside, here are a few of our favorites that you can try today. Doing any one will work, or you can make your own curated cocktail to see an increase in happiness.

Keep scrolling to see our top picks that you can try right now.