Stop Being So Cranky and Start Having More Fun! Here's How

Remember how awesome summer was when you were a kid? Here's how to recapture some of the fun (10 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Aug 1, 2012 at 1:16PM

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Stop Being So Cranky and Start Having More Fun! Here's How

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Put Fun on the Schedule

Before the end of the day today, make a fun date with yourself. Maybe it’s a mani-pedi, drinks with friends or trying out that new Thai restaurant with your hubby. Forget about your responsibilities for a while -- it’s good for you. “Having fun is valuable for our mental and physical health in terms of reducing stress, feeling happier and staying well,” says Michelle Gannon, Ph.D., a psychologist based in San Francisco. “Like any other important commitment, put it on your calendar.”

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