Whether you're having a bad day or not, it's never a bad idea to do something to make your day better. Here are 5 simple things that I guarantee will make your day a little better and brighter.
1. Drink a good cup of coffee
If you're a coffee drinker then you know how good it is to sip a nice hot cup of coffee. Often times I fix a quick cup of coffee in the morning when I'm rushing out the door, and it's not that good– not hot enough, not enough cream, etc. When you settle in to get some work done or to relax, fix a cup of coffee exactly to your liking. It's the little things.
2. Open your curtains to let the sunshine in
I have a habit of sitting in the dark with my lights off and curtains closed, even when I'm doing work. I have to make a conscious effort to open my curtains and let the sunshine fill my room. Sunlight just makes everything better and brighter. So, try opening those curtains instead of working by lamplight.
3. Straighten up your living space
This always makes my day a little better. For me, when my space is clean and organized, I'm less stressed to get things I need to do done. Actually, I'm more productive when I know that I don't have to clean anything later. I've said this before, but when your living space is clean and tidy, your mood improves. Do yourself a favor and straighten up a bit every day so you don't have to have those dreaded long cleaning days.
4. Reserve time for yourself to relax and enjoy your surroundings
It is so important to set aside time each day to do something you enjoy. This could mean watching tv, reading a book, exercising, taking a stroll outside if the weather is nice, or anything else that clears your mind and gives you a break from your busy schedule. You need to make room in your schedule to not only do something that relaxes you but also benefits your mind and body. Even just 20 minutes of relaxing yoga can clear your mind and change the course of the rest of your day.
5. Take a bubble bath
It's no secret that I love, love, love bubble baths. If you're feeling under the weather or just need to refresh, take a bubble bath. Not a shower, not a quick bath, but a luxurious bubble bath with nice body washes and face scrubs. Baths are not gross like some shower-takers like to claim, they're amazing.