At any rate, I eventually decided that the day was handing me total crap and I wasn't going to accept it any more. The best way I find to do this is by doing nice things for other people. It is so much more joyful to do nice things for other people - you get a lot out of it and of course, they do too.
If you are in a funk, try some of these nice things and you'll feel better in a hurry:
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Cheer on the other people working hard in your group fitness class. I started cheering people at the end of their sprints today in an interval class, and no one was catching on. But then, the people who got cheered, started cheering for others. I almost forgot that I was doing sprints and wanted to die. Almost.
Tell a co-worker that they look really nice in the color they were wearing. The caveat here is that it must be true and genuine, as well as I do not encourage you to be creepy or do anything that may be misconstrued for harassment in the workplace.
If you want to start something bigger:
Pay it forward. Find a way to do nice things for other people, and encourage them to pay it forward. You could write someone an unexpected and genuine thank you card, and then ask them to write a thank you card for someone else to pay it forward, and so on. Warm fuzzies until the end of time!
If you want to go smaller, but for every day:
Make eye contact and take time to genuinely smile at everyone you encounter. The guy that holds the door for you, the lady at the checkout, and every other person we tend to take for granted and not "see."
If all of these things fail, eat a cupcake. That may work too. But try the other things first, because they don't make you chubby. Trust that I have done the leg work on both methods.