5 Things You Can Do To Put Yourself In A Good Mood

5 Things You Can Do To Put Yourself In A Good Mood

Some days it may be hard to see the sunlight, but this will help you get there.
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In today's world, it is easy to forget about what's important and get caught up in the hectic lifestyle that most people have. From school, to work, and all the other chores that life brings along with it, it is easy to find yourself dragged down and worn out. By the end of the day, you forget to take care of yourself. Some days it may even feel like you just finished a 10-round boxing match. If you haven't experienced this, then you are certainly lucky. Yet, I find it hard to believe that there hasn't been one day where you're just so exhausted or down that you feel like there isn't anything to look forward too. Some days it is just hard to see the good. Lucky for you, there are some things that can easily lift your spirits and get you back to your normal state. Here are five things that I often do to put myself in a better mood after a day that seems impossible.

1. Find one positive thing from your day.

Whether this be that you aced your presentation or simply got out of bed and did something productive, make sure you think of one positive moment. It is very easy to get caught up in your day and just go through the motions. Not every day does something extraordinary happen. You will have some days that seems like there is no light at all. However, if you are able to think of just one positive, you can change your view on things instantly. I'm not even asking you to think of two, just one. Write down this positive you think of and start making a jar full. This way, if you are ever in a bad place, you will have a jar of happiness and positivity that will lift your spirits up.

2. Give someone a compliment.

This may sound a bit strange because this should be about making you happy, right? Believe it or not, I have always found that making someone else happy is a much better feeling than pleasing yourself. Giving someone else a compliment will brighten that person's day, but also boost your attitude as well. If a compliment seems too much, just a simple smile will do, producing the same outcome.

3. Look through old photos.

Photos are taken for the purpose of capturing the good times, so use this to your advantage! When you're in a gloomy mood or are just having an off day, pull out that scrapbook or scroll through your camera roll on your phone. Not only will you be able to recall your favorite memories, you will get a good chuckle at some of the hilarious moments you've had. Looking at these photos will put a smile on your face. Although, the best part about this may be the warm fuzzy feeling you get inside, when you can place yourself back into the best moments you've had with the people you love the most.

4. Go for a run or walk.

Most of the population either has school or work that keeps them inside all day. Every moment throughout the day we're occupied with technology that is clogging our mind. Take a break from all of this and get some exercise in by enjoying the sunlight and great outdoors. Whether you go alone, or with a friend, this will for sure boost your mood.

5. Get in touch with an old friend.

This may be one of my favorite things to do. Nothing makes me happier than when I hear from an old friend that I have lost touch with. Life becomes so hectic and busy and it is just a given that you won't stay in touch with everyone you would like to. It may seem a bit odd to reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while, but odds are they will be just as happy to hear from you as you will be to talk to them. Just because you haven't been in contact with someone, doesn't mean that you don't think about each other. Send that text, or give them a buzz. You won't regret it.

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The Truth About Young Marriage

Different doesn't mean wrong.
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When I was a kid, I had an exact picture in my mind of what my life was going to look like. I was definitely not the kind of girl who would get married young, before the age of 25, at least.

And let me tell you, I was just as judgmental as that sentence sounds.

I could not wrap my head around people making life-long commitments before they even had an established life. It’s not my fault that I thought this way, because the majority opinion about young marriage in today’s society is not a supportive one. Over the years, it has become the norm to put off marriage until you have an education and an established career. Basically, this means you put off marriage until you learn how to be an adult, instead of using marriage as a foundation to launch into adulthood.

When young couples get married, people will assume that you are having a baby, and they will say that you’re throwing your life away — it’s inevitable.

It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

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Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

And trust me, there is nothing better than that. It doesn’t mean that you are already grown up, it means that you have someone to grow with.

You have someone to stick with you through anything from college classes and changing bodies to negative bank account balances.

You have someone to sit on your used furniture with and talk about what you want to do and who you want to be someday.

Then, when someday comes, you get to look back on all of that and realize what a blessing it is to watch someone grow. Even after just one year of marriage, I look back and I am incredibly proud of my husband. I’m proud of the person he has become, and I’m proud of what we have accomplished together. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us.

“You can drive at 16, go to war at 18, drink at 21, and retire at 65. So who can say what age you have to be to find your one true love?" — One Tree Hill
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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.

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Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!

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