25 Things You Should Do To Make Your Day Better

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

We all have bad days. Some of us have more bad days than others. But there is no escaping it, your bad day is coming. When it comes, however, we want you to be ready. The worst thing you can do in life is be the victim. Victims wallow in self pity and have plenty to complain about but they never get anywhere and they are definitely not fun to hang out with. Rather than playing the victim card and focusing on how messed up your life us, take the reigns, get up, and make some changes! There is always hope. Just remember, as Thomas Edison once said, he didn’t fail 10,000 times…he just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work. When things don’t go your way or your life just seems to be all messed up you have to make some adjustments. There is always something that you can do. Today that is why we are here. We are going to go over some of the easiest and most straightforward ways that you can change your life for the better. It will brighten up your day and get you ready to take on the world! These are 25 things you should do to make your day better!

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Do something new

Do something newSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It doesn’t necessarily have to be something huge. Even taking a different route home will change things up a little bit.


Get up

Get upSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Do something physical. Go to the gym or just go for a jog. Whatever you do though, do it for your own body. Don’t do it because of pressure to lose weight or to look how society wants you to look. Do it because you want to challenge yourself and push yourself beyond your limits.


Consider the problems of others

Consider the problems of othersSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

This will get your mind off your own issues, combat your self interest, and put things into perspective.


Believe that you can

Believe that you canSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

This is the first step to anything. It may sound cliche, but if you don’t think you can, you won’t.



SmileSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Even if things are going terribly, force yourself to smile for 30 seconds. It won’t take away your problems but psychology tells us that just the act of smiling can shift your mood.


Be open with someone

Be open with someoneSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

Don’t internalize things. Find someone you trust and be open with them. You don’t need them to solve your problems, but getting an issue off of your chest is the first step to feeling a lot better.


Go easy

Go easySource: reddit, Image: pixabay

You don’t have to do everything that everybody asks of you. You can’t. It’s ok to say no to things.


Thank somebody

Thank somebodySource: reddit, Image: pixabay

Gratitude should be a daily routine. Even just a thank you to the post man will change your outlook.


Eat healthy

Eat healthySource: reddit, Image: pixabay

Drink water, eat fruit, do things that are good for you body. It will make you feel a lot better.


Look people in the eyes

Look people in the eyesSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

When someone is talking to you, do your best to show them that you are present and listening. They will appreciate it immensely.


Live in the now

Live in the nowSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

Even if you have to stop and count your breaths, try to live in the present. Be aware of things going on around you and stop dwelling on the past.



ForgiveSource: reddit, Image: mobilesage via Flickr

Anger and frustration will actually shorten your life span. Forgive people and move on with your life. It’s easier to live that way.


Let go

Let goSource: reddit, Image: Andrew Vargas via Flickr

This is similar to forgiving but much broader. Acknowledge that you can’t control everything and that many things just aren’t worth getting upset about.


Talk to a stranger

Talk to a strangerSource: reddit, Image: pexels

There is an entire world of interesting people out there. Go meet one of them.


Care about people

Care about peopleSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

You don’t have to like someone to care about them. Sometimes when you force yourself to do something nice for someone it will begin to adjust the way you feel.



UnplugSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Whether it’s facebook or twitter, get away from it. Stop living in a virtual world and take some time to be present.


Be silly

Be sillySource: reddit, Image: pixabay

Don’t take life so seriously all the time. It will destroy you.


Stop procrastinating

Stop procrastinatingSource: reddit

Find something that you’ve been meaning to do for a while and do it. Take charge of your life.


Take a moment to dream

Take a moment to dreamSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

You don’t want to spend your whole day in the clouds, but a few moments won’t hurt anything.


Do something for somebody

Do something for somebodySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It may be as small as carrying the groceries for your mom, but those small things can make big changes.


Forget the past

Forget the pastSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

To move forward you have to face forward. Don’t let the past keep dragging you down.


Tell a joke or two

Tell a joke or twoSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Whether it’s after a hard day of work or first thing in the morning, even if you don’t feel like it, telling a joke and making someone laugh can change your outlook instantly.


Improve on yesterday

Improve on yesterdaySource: reddit, Image: picserver.org

If you walked 1 mile yesterday, walk 2 today. Always strive to improve and push yourself.


Read something

Read somethingSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Read anything, even if it’s just a newspaper article. You should try to read everyday to expand your horizons and your mind.



RestSource: reddit, Image: pixabay

You don’t always have to be doing stuff. It’s ok to not do anything sometimes. Not always, but sometimes.

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