Wouldn’t it be great if you could do one small thing and instantly feel happy, revitalized, de-stressed, and ready to take on the day?
Well, you can! You can be happy, healthy, productive, and stress-free every day with just a few small lifestyle changes.
When you’re feeling down, you can brighten your own day!
When you feel good, you put goodness out into the world. When you put goodness out, karma brings love and goodness back to you.
So even one small thing that brightens your day can have a butterfly effect out into the world… that comes back to you tenfold!
What can you do to brighten your day right now?
- Put on hand lotion.
Yes, it really can be as easy as indulging in hand lotion. Our scent receptors have a direct link to the brain. One smell can instantly release hormones, trigger memories, and even induce a calming physiological reaction.
Go out and buy a hand lotion that smells amazing to you. Place a bottle on your desk or wherever you tend to need a pick-me-up. Whenever you’re feeling a little stressed, pump out a bit of lotion. This will instantly release a scent that makes you smile and relax.
This is a small luxury that will make you feel great—and smell great too! Plus, you’ll be thanking your hands for all the hard work they do for you.
- Stand in a power pose.
When you change your physical state, you can change your emotional state as well. For example, smiling for five minutes can actually make your brain happier. Power poses open up your body and straighten your posture, which signals your brain to open up in tandem. This can make you more powerful and productive in minutes.
Stand like Wonder Woman for 3-5 minutes. Put your hands on your hips, elbows bent, feet wide. Stand and smile.
- Start dancing.
Throw on some music and start dancing. Whether in your car, in your bedroom, or in your office, moving your body is the fastest way to improve your mood and make you smile.
Dance has a number of proven health benefits. It can help decrease fatigue, increase energy, reduce tension, boost mood, and improve life satisfaction. Plus, some researchers suggest that dance communicates an idea of strength, attractiveness, and confidence that can improve self-esteem and happiness.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” – Martha Graham
- Indulge in chocolate.
One piece of chocolate per day can actually make you feel more relaxed and de-stressed.
Try Baci chocolates. They’re indulgent and individually wrapped with inspirational love quotes inside. These Italian quotes (translated into English) can instantly make you feel more creative, loving, and giving.
- Wash your face.
Cool water can instantly wake you up and improve mood, while the massaging action can improve circulation and enhance energy.
If you’re feeling tired or fatigued, go into the bathroom and wash your face. We recommend keeping a little skincare pack at your desk so you always have a refresher on hand.
- Give someone a compliment.
If you’re feeling down, you actually don’t need others to compliment you—it’s the other way around. Complimenting another person can make you feel better. Compliments are a means of gratitude and appreciation, which can improve mood and life satisfaction.
So go out and give someone a genuine compliment. Write them a note or tell them face-to-face. Thank them for being a part of your life. Tell them you love them.
You’ll make them feel good—and you’ll feel good in return!
- Pay for a stranger.
Like a compliment, paying for someone is a great way to put love and goodness out into the world. You’re not asking for anything in return; you’re just surprising someone with a little kindness and friendship.
Buy the coffee of the person behind you. Tell the server to send a plate of hummus across the restaurant to the people who look like they’re on a first date.
You’ll always feel rich by giving a part of your happiness and joy to another human.
What do you do to brighten your day? Share this article with your own life-brightening tips and tricks!