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My 5 Fave Ways to Have a Fantastic Day

My 5 Fave Ways to Have a Fantastic Day

June is killing me. Between the end of school and Evan’s birthday, I am exhausted. However the weather is fantastic so I refuse to have bad days. Instead, I try to find little ways to make the day better. Here are my five favorite ways to have a fantastic day.

  1. Schedule coffee with friends. Face it, we are all busy and it is easy to forget how fun it is to hang out with friends. I have a standing coffee date with friends once per week and it is the highlight of my week.
  2. Purge a bag of stuff from your house. Ok, I know this sounds like cleaning which is generally un-fun BUT I totally find that purging JUNK from my house makes me feel fantastic. Immediately put the bag in your car and donate it right away.
  3. Curl up with a new book. I love to read but I rarely take the time. When I do, it feels like a vacation. Sitting down and planning to read is an awesome way to remember how fun diving into a new book can be. I also bet you have books that you bought and haven’t read so it is inexpensive too.
  4. Take a walk. Our neighborhood is very walking friendly. If you are not so lucky, head to your favorite park. It’s summer. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. Moving your body and taking in some fresh air never hurt anyone. I guarantee it will make your day better with one deep breath.
  5. Give yourself a time out. I know, I know, it’s not always that easy. I also know that often we don’t take that time even if we can. It doesn’t have to be long, it can be just a few minutes but take the time. Go in your room, close the door and BREATHE.

Other things that I love to do to fill my cup: crochet, bake, play with Cooper (my Maltese) and shopping (walking but indoors and with a coffee). It’s made such a difference to take that time, breathe and focus on being happy. I can see a huge difference in my mood and my attitude about life.

What is your favorite way to have a fantastic day?

Top 5 Ways to Have a FantasticDay

DeBalino

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

There's a reason why there's such a thing as "June Gloom" right? I'm sorry June was a tough one for you mama. Same here...

But your list of faves are awesome. I wholeheartedly agree. Especially with the purging and the timeout. And oh - I'm picking up a couple new reads for my big summer trip, and I CANNOT WAIT! Hoping your July (and mine) will be nothing but fantastic...

Bonnie Way

Monday 27th of June 2016

These are great ideas! I love doing these things too. :) Thanks for sharing!

Jo-Anna

Friday 24th of June 2016

I too have been trying to focus on making my days great by doing things that make me feel good! I have been biking, hiking and running which make me feel strong. And I've been gardening a lot more than usual which I find so relaxing. I also like to binge watch shows on Netflix when I need down time.

Merry Kuchle

Friday 24th of June 2016

Great ways to relax! Well...other than the running. I need someone big and scary to chase me. :)

Shan

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Our lists are not surprisingly similar.

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Yup. It's because we are long lost besties who happen to be separated by a whole darn country. Sigh.