Are you having one of those days when things just seem to be going from bad to worse? Well, here's good news for you! Check out these ten simple things you can do to end your day on a high note.
1. Enjoy your favorite food and drink.
Certain foods and drinks become our favorites because of the positive memories we associate with them. Do you still remember mom's or lola's signature dish that's best paired with a delicious glass of Tang? Relive your happy childhood memories by cooking that special dish and enjoy it with the new and improved flavors of Tang Orange, Tang Mango, and Tang Pineapple!
2. Have a happy-songs playlist
Since music has a powerful effect on the emotions, come up with a playlist full of happy songs. Some suggestions: the slightly-overplayed but still highly-effective “Happy” by Pharell Williams and the classic “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bob Marley.
3. Call a friend
There’s nothing like the reassuring voice of a good friend. BUT resist the urge to rant about your day. Instead, catch up on each other’s lives, make plans together, and talk about anything that'll be sure to turn your bad day around!
4. Just take a break
Pause, take a deep breath, and yes, maybe grab that chocolate bar. This takes only five minutes - or even less - but guarantees an instant smile.
5. Go outside
If you can afford to take a long break, drop everything, leave your house, and step outside. Whether it’s to bask in the sunlight or look at the stars, the change of scenery will do you a lot of good.
6. Watch a funny movie
Immerse yourself in laughter and positive energy for two hours, and we're certain that your bad day will be a distant memory by the time the credits roll.
Exercise and physical activity release endorphins, also known as the happy hormones. Even just a brisk walk around your neighborhood should do the trick.
8. Hug your kids
Never underestimate the power of your children’s hugs and kisses. You, of all people, should know that just their hug, kiss, and smile is enough to brighten up your day.
9. Focus on the good things
Try to think of five good things that happened today. It could be the simplest things, like finding a parking space near the elevator, or watching a YouTube video that made you smile. List them down and see how your day was full of good things too!
10. Count your blessings
If you really can’t think of anything good that happened, look at the bigger picture and count your blessings. At the end of the day, you have a loving family, your kids are smart and beautiful, you’re healthy and alive. Then tell yourself: it was just one bad day. Tomorrow will surely be better!
Having a tough day? Let colors from the new and improved TANG cheer you up! Visit Tang Philippines’ official Facebook page for more tips. :)