Tery loves giving self-development and relationship advice; she has helped people in her personal life achieve their goals.
Are you having a rough day? Or just an average day, but still wish to bring more light to it?
Here are some very simple tips on how to significantly improve your day:
1. Do what you love.
This one seems very cliché and obvious, but a happy life is created by love - a love for what you do. What do you enjoy doing the most? If you do not know yet, go find out what it is and just do it.
Even if you do not have a lot of time, spending several minutes a day on what you enjoy will not hurt. In fact, quite the opposite, it will help you by bringing the positive emotions necessary to transform your day into a far better one. Take that time for yourself to do what you love, you deserve it!
2. Do some physical activity.
Being physically active will improve your day a lot. It will make you more alert, energized, calm, and will improve your mood. It is a great way to start your day. Instead of having a cup of coffee in the morning, or in addition to it, you could grab an apple and do some good stretches, or do more intense workouts that can give you energy. It will help you wake up.
If you, however, find workouts too boring, find a buddy to do sports with, or put on your headphones and play an upbeat tune to keep you motivated. Find a way to find pleasure in it, to associate it with something positive so that you do it more often. Trust me, even 20 minutes of physical activity will significantly improve your day.
3. Have some good night's sleep.
Maybe you already know that a human being should get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, but that is not all. The majority of people do not get enough sleep, rather they go to bed late and have to get up early in the morning for work or school.
Unfortunately, some of us are not early birds and are the most productive during the night. However, in order to give yourself enough energy for the day when you do the most important things, you will need to get enough sleep. It will help you be productive, while having enough energy, while getting drained from daily tasks less.
This is not the only reason to go to bed earlier and get more hours of sleep. You will feel more rested and will be less prone to stress.
Helpful tips: Smell lavender or another relaxing scent before bed, and then sleep like a baby. Make yourself calm before bed, so that you do not think about anything before falling asleep. Another tip is one that personally helps me, which is to try to not fall asleep, and ironically, it helps!
4. Connect to the ones you love.
Connect to people, spend time with them, especially with the ones you love. It could be family, friends, significant other, relatives, or whatever human being whose personality you find likable. However, other living creatures, your pet for example, also count.
The important thing is to feel connected, to show, give, and receive love. If you are a young person who lives far away from your parents, for example, connecting can be something as simple as a short call to your mom, simply to show her that you care.
If you have some acquaintances that you are not yet close to, but wish to be, everyday is a chance to get closer to them and build new connections!
And the most important human that you could connect to and love is yourself. So, to put it into practice on a daily basis, it would mean to follow the other tips above, which would help to some extent, or to practice positive self-talk, for example. The relationship you build with yourself is the most important one, and based on that one, you build relationships with others.
Overall, bringing positivity to your day does not necessarily mean doing too much, just doing some simple things that can have a great impact. The beauty of life is in the very little things, and in the small daily things that you do.
© 2021 Tery Peta
Tery Peta (author) from Bulgaria on March 25, 2021:
I completely agree with you, scents cannot make a person stop thinking. However, they somewhat help with relaxation.
Thank you for your comment.
Amanda Grace from Colorado Springs, CO on March 24, 2021:
:) So much better to live a happy life!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 24, 2021:
I don't think lavender will make my mind stop thinking...it may make me a bit more relaxed.
I constantly think...i wish I could record my dreams.
Probably a few masterpieces in there that are lost forever.
Getting sleep & motivation are good ones.
A walk once n while but mostly tunes for me.
Tery Peta (author) from Bulgaria on March 24, 2021:
Thank you for your comment, Liz!
Liz Westwood from UK on March 24, 2021:
You make some useful points in this interesting and thought-provoking article.