1.) Play With Your Four-Legged Friend
How could you not have an awesome day when it involves playing with your favourite four-legged friend? Lots of studies show that spending time with pets can help to reduce stress and anxiety and make you feel calmer. Owning a dog can also encourage you to exercise since they need to go for walks and love playing catch. Don’t have a pet of your own? Volunteer at a local animal shelter! You’ll feel great after spending time with the animals and giving back.
2.) Meditate in the Morning
Instead of checking your emails or social media accounts after you turn off your morning alarm, try taking five minutes to meditate. You don’t need any fancy equipment, you can just sit in a comfortable place, or stay lying in bed (just make sure you don’t fall back asleep). Then, take deep, slow breaths in and out and try to relax your mind and body. If you have trouble meditating on your own, there are lots of great apps that can help guide you through your mediation. One of our favourites is Take a Break – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief. Meditating will help clear your mind and make you feel relaxed and ready to take on the day.
3.) Move Your Body
Starting your day with a workout is a great way to set yourself up to have an awesome day! After working out, you’ll feel more energized and get a dose of happiness-inducing endorphins! Any kind of exercise that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat is great. If you don’t have time to make it to the gym you can always go for a walk or run, or even just have a dance party in your living room!
4.) Connect With Someone You Love
Since we all live in such a digital world, we sometimes don’t make time for real human interactions throughout the day. Try calling your co-worker instead of emailing them, or better yet – invite them to eat lunch with you. Spending time with other people (especially ones you love) can make a positive impact on your day.
5.) Laugh Out Loud
We think laughing is an essential part of every day. Nothing makes you feel better than laughing out loud! Surrounding yourself with happy people that know how to laugh at themselves is a great way to guarantee a few laughs every day!
6.) Go Outside
Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! You’ll feel great after getting a boost of vitamin D, some fresh air and getting in touch with nature. It’s especially important to get outside if you work indoors for most of the day. Call up a friend (or leash up your four-legged friend) and go for an evening walk in the park!
7.) Listen to Music
Blasting your favourite tunes in the car or listening to your iPod at work is an instant mood-booster! Music is a great way to make any task more fun, even cleaning the house or mowing the lawn. Make a playlist of your favourite songs, press play and get ready to feel great!
8.) Give Thanks
Life moves so fast, it’s hard to enjoy all of the little moments that make us happy. Taking a few minutes to write down the things you’re grateful for can help you realize your life is awesome! This is a great thing to do first thing in the morning, right before bed or when you’re feeling a little down.
9.) Accomplish Something
Sometimes nothing feels better than checking something off your to-do list. Getting an important task finished can be the perfect way to make your day great! Focus on getting the most important stuff done first and save the smaller tasks for when you’ve got extra time.
10.) Try Something New
One of the best ways to make your day awesome is to try something new! It doesn’t have to be something big like going skydiving (although that sounds pretty awesome), it can just be as simple as making a recipe you’ve never whipped up before. We recommend trying our Crustless Mini Quiches or Hempy Sweet P Quinoa Bowls, both these recipes are super delicious and a hit with the entire family. It might be scary, but you’ll feel so proud of yourself for getting out of your regular routine and trying something new.
We hope you try some of our tips and have a fantastic day! What are your favourite ways to make your day awesome?