Has it really been almost two months since my last post? Prepping for leaving the country sure keeps a girl busy! Last week I arrived back home from my belated honeymoon in Jamaica, and I cannot wait to share pictures! They will come in a later post though, as today I want to share 10 of my favorite ways to make my day a little brighter. Sometimes we need a little pick-me-up, and for me, these always do the trick!
1. Treat Yourself to Coffee or Tea
If I’m ever lagging, I know a Starbucks run will wake me up and put a smile on my face. Win win!
2. Watch “Dirty Dancing”
Dirty Dancing is my go-to movie anytime I want to have something on in the background (like when I’m folding clothes for instance.) It always puts me in a good mood– even when doing laundry!
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3. Paint Your Nails
The finished result always makes me feel a little more put-together. Plus, I love choosing colors! The color below is “Off The Shoulder” by Essie, which I have and love!
4. Go For a Walk
Just being outside in general usually puts me in a good mood, so going for a walk is always a good idea. I have two dogs as well who enjoy walks even more than I do, so our evening walks are a highlight for all in my little family.
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I enjoy letting myself escape reality for a little while.
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I tend to be a very nostalgic person, so I enjoy looking at old photographs of good memories to put a smile on my face.
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7. Bake Something
I really enjoy baking, and eating the goodies afterward is pretty great too. (P.S. These brownies are quite possibly the best brownies. Ever. Recipe below courtesy of Smells Like Home!)
|These brownies are from http://www.smells-like-home.com/2011/06/red-velvet-brownies-with-white-chocolate-buttercream-frosting/|
8. Cross Things Off Your To-Do List
While I am pretty good at procrastinating, my mood improves when I get things done. I’m a constant list-maker, so crossing things off is extremely gratifying.
9. Call a Friend
I definitely have friends where just talking to them on the phone for a few minutes improves my mood.
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10. Try Something New
I love trying new things. Even something as small as trying out a new recipe. Don’t have the resources to accomplish this? Make plans to try something new! Sometimes planning can be just as enjoyable as the doing!
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And there they are, 10 simple ways to improve your mood. AND, tomorrow is Friday. Now there is an eleventh thing that makes me happy :)