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Stuck in a rut? Sometimes joy takes a little practice

NPR, June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

Stuck in a rut? Sometimes joy takes a little practice

To help pull out of the pandemic blues, it’s time to start “practicing” positive emotions …. All you need is about five to 10 minutes, says psychologist Belinda Campos, [professor, Chicano/Latino Studies], at the University of California, Irvine. “Hopefully it wouldn’t take people as much effort as it does to eat healthier or to exercise,” she says. “Positive emotions feel good. I think people will find them rewarding enough to return to them and keep doing them.”