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."

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