25 Things To Do When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

25 Everyday Ways To Keep A Healthy, Positive Life

You are important, so take care of yourself.


We all have bad days. Some suck more than others, but the important thing is to get passed them. There are plenty of things to do to turn a bad day around. It can be hard to live each day positively, but if you do, your life will change. You will see the good things in everything and always have an ambitious attitude.

These 25 things can help you do that.

1. Listen to upbeat songs

Pop songs always put me in a good mood. If I'm dancing along to the lyrics, I tend to forget what was bugging me.

2. Show your appreciation

Saying thank-you and tipping when necessary will make you feel good about yourself because you could be brightening their day by recognizing their efforts.

3. Keep a planner

This will help you stay on top of your tasks and get your work done efficiently. Which will take some pressure off your shoulders.

4. Find ways to be creative

Finding a creative outlet like knitting or bullet journaling will give you something to do during breaks and on the weekends.

5. Spend time with friends

Friends know exactly what you're thinking and will help you get through any tough situation. Plus, they will always be there for you.

6. Surround yourself with positive people

People generally act and behave based on the people they are around. So if you hang around positive people, you will become positive, too.

7. Make time for family

If you're missing your family, take a break and go see them. They know you best and can always cheer you up.

8. Go hiking or biking

Doing strenuous activities can take your mind off any problems you're having. Plus, it's great exercise.

9. Take a drive

I love taking late night drives. They're great times to think about yourself and clear your mind.

10. Take on a new hobby

Taking on new things can allow you to join new clubs and meet new people. Which is always fun.

11. Adopt a pet

This one is only recommended if you have the time to care for an animal. Pets are loving companions that make life even better.

12. Go to the gym

The gym powers your body and mind. It'll give you a new outlook on life.

13. Drink lots of water

Drinking water will get rid of sugary drinks like pop and energy drinks. Your body is going to thank you, and you'll have so much more energy.

14. Volunteer on the weekends

This activity is going to make you feel better about yourself and you'll be helping the community. Win-win.

15. Go out once or twice a week

Going to the clubs and bars is always a fun way to spend a Friday night, as long as you drink responsibly and go with people you trust, you'll have a fun time.

16. Plan dinner parties

Getting to cook a whole meal can be fun and it'll give you great recipes for future dinners for yourself.

17. Treat yourself to some retail therapy

Spend your troubles away. You might have buyer's remorse later, but you can always return the items.

18. Spend a day in nature

Nature is always calming and serene, perfect for some time for yourself.

19. Get eight hours of sleep

Getting a full night's sleep is very important in having a positive attitude every day.

20. Make time for yourself

Having some you time is always important. It is imperative to helping yourself live healthily.

21. Enjoy your cheat day(s)

Cheat days are the best times to eat as much junk food as you want. Because the next day, you're going to work it off.

22. Read often

Reading books is always relaxing. Add a glass of wine and a snack, and your set for the evening.

23. Take relaxing vacations

Taking a vacation and traveling are great ways to check into your adventurous side and to meet new people.

24. Nap whenever you can

Naps are the greatest things ever, take advantage of them.

25. Start dating

It can be daunting at first, but you never know when you're going to meet "the one."

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.


These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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