How To Change Your Day Around and Make It Happier
You know those days - the ones where you just don’t want to get out of bed. Everyone has them. You wake up and you just know that the day is going to be bad. Maybe you spill coffee on your shirt, burn your eggs, or wake up with a cold. Whatever it is, you just don’t want to get up and ‘do’ that day. But, you have to.
Work doesn’t close down just because of the mood you are in. The world is still rotating and still moving along as normal. If you choose to stay in bed, you will miss opportunities and chances that you might have gotten if you were awake. On top of that, work needs you. You cannot just take a day off because you spill your coffee (which maybe happens more than you’d like it to, ha!).
When you do get up, you have the choice to continue having a bad attitude, or you have the choice to put on a smile, suck it up, and try to make it a good day. This doesn’t come naturally for a lot of people. Once someone is in a bad mood, they stay that way until something else cheers them up, but listen up everyone - YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF YOUR BAD MOOD! You have the ability to change your perspective. You have the ability to change your day and make it good. So, choose positive vibes, don’t sit there and sulk at things that have already happened. Sometimes all it takes it a little bit of happiness to get you out of a funk, so today, I want to share my best tips with you all on how to change your day around and make it happier!
I don’t know about you, but when I get the music going, my day is so much better already. Once you wake up, set the radio or speaker to your favorite channel and sing along to your favorite songs! Maybe do your favorite dance moves in the shower, or pretend your coffee cup is a microphone. No matter what you do, get into the music and get ready for a good day!
Set your alarm for a few minutes earlier than you normally would. This gives you the chance to slow it down in the morning. Take five extra minutes in the hot shower, let yourself be able to roll around in bed instead of jumping up, and most importantly, give your body the much needed time to adjust and do what you need (and want) to do in the mornings. Slowing down will ensure that you are less stressed out when you are walking out the door.
Since you are setting your alarm clock earlier, you have time to actually get ready! Gone are the days where you throw your hair up in a messy bun and forget to floss your teeth, or put on mascara. Take your time and actually get ready. When you feel good about yourself, you will naturally have a better day. On top of making yourself look good, you also need to make yourself feel good. Make yourself a healthy breakfast and get the day started on the right foot.
DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE
Maybe it is something as simple as drinking coffee, or cuddling with your dog. No matter what it is, get your day started with something you love. If you love a certain morning show, wake up to it! If you want to read, go for it. Just make sure that you make time in your morning for that thing that you love because it will make your mornings that much better.
SET A GOAL
I work really well when I set goals for myself. For example, if I am not in the mood to clean, I will break up my cleaning(s) into times. So, before I eat breakfast, I have to take out the trash and empty the dishwasher. Before I watch my favorite show, I have to vacuum and switch over the laundry. If you are a goal setter, try it out with your work day - I usually find that it makes my day a lot easier because I do not have to do everything at once. This is the schedule that my friend, Alex said works for her (keep in mind that it will be different for everyone):
8am: Wake up
8:30am: Get ready for the day
9am: Put in a load of laundry, start/unload the dishwasher, and take care of the dogs
9:30am: Grab my breakfast and answer emails if I haven’t already, or get started on an article
10:30am: Check in and either do another house task, run an errand, or keep writing
12:00pm: Take a break and have lunch & maybe watch something on TV.
1pm: Start writing again
2pm: Do another house task
3pm: This is usually when I start to get burnt out, if I’m not burnt out by 2pm, so I will try to write more, but if I can’t, then I do another house task and call it the end of my work day.
If I am going to a coffee shop, my day looks totally different, so this varies from day to day, but no matter what your schedule looks like, make sure you are giving yourself breaks in between work. It is the best way to break up your day and get more work done instead of getting burnt out!
THINK LONG TERM
Think long term about what is getting you down. For some people, it might be their roommates. For others, it may be something as simple as their teeth. If it is an appearance problem, looked into getting it fixed! For example, Dr. Gary Simms along with his staff at Metro Decatur Dental Group PC are among the most qualified implant providers including dentures in Georgia, located conveniently in Decatur, GA. This full service dental group believes that a beautiful smile opens opportunities and experiences which were previously closed because let’s face it, if you don’t like the way your smile appears, you aren’t going to feel great, or want to smile as often. Dr. Simms believes a conservative, preventative dentistry, and his goal is to increase the longevity of his patients teeth.
So, if something as small as yellow teeth, or an underbite is getting you down, don’t be scared to get help and think long term about your happiness because if you can fix it to increase your happiness, go ahead and reach out to those that can help like Metro Decatur Dental Group PC!