Friday, January 29, 2016

5 Ways to a Great Day

Some days are better than others, that's an inevitable fact. But, you have the power to take control of your day and make it better. Sometimes only a little better, and sometimes a whole lot better! Keep reading to learn my five favourite ways to make my day that much better.

1. Go Outside
Getting some fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine does wonders for your mind and, therefore, your day. Now, I live in a climate where the air hurts my face for at least 5 (usually 6 or 7) months of the year, so that's easier said than done. Even if you have to bundle up like crazy or carry an umbrella while wearing a raincoat and rain boots, take some time out of your day to get outside, you'll thank yourself when you do.

2. Limit Screen Time
This is kind of difficult if your job involves screen use, like so many jobs these days do, but it's still possible! Even if some of your post-work duties require screens, some ways you can limit your screen time are: get outside (see above), read a book, create a rule that you put away all screens a certain amount of time before bed, and plan activities with others that don't involve screens.

3. Try Something New
The whole "do one thing a day that scares you" saying is so true! Step outside of your comfort zone. Stretch yourself and see the growth that follows. This can be as small as trying a food that you have previously avoided or something as huge as going sky diving for the first time. What you choose is up to you, and you'll love it.

4. Relax and Refocus
Take the time in your day to step back from everything going on and look internally. Breathe in and breathe out, focusing on your breath and your body the whole time. Think about each of your muscles and squeeze then release them. Stretch a little and maybe even do a lap. You'll come back to your task at hand refreshed and renewed and it will be so much easier to focus.

5. Pray
I've left my most important tip to the end. Pray daily to center yourself and reconnect with God. Nurture your relationship with Him and you'll be so much stronger to take on any challenges that come your way, and all the good things become that much sweeter too.

What are your favourite ways to make your day great? Are you going to try any of these tips?


  1. One great thing about blogging is that i've discovered so many great tips for improving your day. This is about going to sleep but if you have trouble switching off I love using the Calm app, it is a meditation app and I love just playing the music for 10 minutes as i'm lying in bed, it always sends me to sleep!

    Amy at Amy & More

  2. Nice blog, have a good day

  3. Thanks for the awesome tips!


  4. really good ideas, i definitely need to pull myself away from electronics more haha

    danielle | avec danielle

  5. These are great tips, and actually all apply really well to having a kiddo whose day kind of depends on your choices as well...I know when we limit screen time it makes the day SO much better! And getting outside does wonders as well!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I never really gave thought to that perspective, since it's not my reality yet, thanks for pointing it out :)


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