Happy Friday! I started off my Friday in a way that is so unlike me. I woke up at 5:15 AM. Let me just start by saying that this never happens, but internally my body was just awake. It could be because I fell asleep super early last night. I spent the day running errands and doing yard work, so I'm assuming it just wore me out. At any rate, I felt super productive when I first woke up in the wee hours of the morning. But that quickly wore off and I am now hanging onto every sip of my beloved coffee. A nap will definitely be happening today. #notmadaboutit
So I know I said I was going to talk about my favorite candles (and I am); I completely missed my opportunity to photograph them yesterday when I decided to do yard work until dusk. That just means I'll be working on the photos this weekend, so I'm expecting the post to go up Monday. In the mean time, I wanted to share 3 Ways to Turn Your Day Around. And these tips are obviously for the not so great days!
O N E || Quiet Time.
Whether you're at work, at home, or just out and about..find a quiet place. At work? It may just be in your car or you could even go to a local park. Usually the best 'quiet time' for me is on a walk. And I when I say quiet time, I don't necessarily mean it has to be completely quiet. I just mean disconnect from your phone AND the drama that's causing you to have a bad day. Being that my husband is still away, it's very easy for me to find a quiet place. But if it's not so easy for you, then you could try the library, a coffee shop, or even a Target. It may not necessarily be quiet in Target, but just perusing the aisles should provide some amount of relief and comfort.
t w o || vent
This is normal. I repeat, this is normal. You should vent. You should tell someone all of the things that are bothering you. Cause keeping it in and letting all of your frustrations build up is literally a recipe for absolute disaster. My husband is usually the person I vent to the most. But in the rare occasion that I'm not able to talk to him (ya know, in case he's doing something really important like playing a baseball game), I'll talk to a close friend or family member. I always like to choose this person wisely! Typically, I call Christian's mom because she always has a very rational solution to the problem. But sometimes I call my mom, too. She can be a little one sided towards my complaint, but that's just cause I'm her daughter. So talking to Christians mom, she usually plays the devils advocate to see both sides of the story. Which I appreciate! But whoever it is, make sure you talk to someone about your day and what frustrated you. You may even want to try journaling. Sometimes just writing down (or typing) out something you want to say to someone makes the world of a difference to your feelings. For example, someone was driving me absolutely bonkers the other day so I literally typed out what I honestly wanted to say to them in a note in my phone. It was clearly very blunt and well, honest. I didn't end up sending what I really wanted to say. After a little time went by and I felt better about the situation, I then responded with a more appropriate response that considered their feelings a bit more than I originally had felt.
t h r e e || treat yo self.
Now, don't go buy the whole dang mall. But if there's something you've had your eye on recently (and it's not going to add any financial burden) then I say go for it. Whether it's heading to Starbucks to grab a drink + a new mug or a new piece of clothing. It's fine. If it makes you feel better then that's all that matters.