I suffer from that mid-week slump. Either I didn’t sleep well, something isn’t going my way, or I’m just being a plain old grump.
I’ve come up with a few ideas that will make you feel happier today!
JCREW SWEATER | PINK COAT (only $32) | OLD NAVY MINT DENIM | M.GEMI LOAFERS (just realized they desperately need cleaning) | STELLA & DOT PENDANT c/o | JUSTFAB CLUTCH c/o | SCARF via THREDUP
1. Fill your living space with flowers.
I like to pick up a few bunches of flowers and arrange them around the house. I personally like whatever is the cheapest (carnations are some of my faves) because flowers are flowers. Every time I see them, I think about how I took time to place them there, and it makes me feel great. Not just because I took the time to do something for myself, but it gives my living space a colorful and loving vibe.
2. Resolve to pet every dog and cat you see.
Maybe I exaggerate when I say every dog. But I mean, if you are in the elevator and a pooch is in there, then ask if you can pet him or her. Having an interaction with an animal is grounding, reminds us of unconditional love, and that life’s simple pleasures are worth relishing.
3. Treat yourself to coffee. On a Monday.
I always have the urge to get a coffee to celebrate a Friday. Honestly, the fact that it is a Friday is reason enough to celebrate. Why not treat yourself to coffee on a Monday?! You will savor and look forward to it! I’ll take any reason to be happy on a Monday.
4. Send a friend or family member a gift “just because.”
Some of us find deep happiness in doing things for others. If you see something that you know a friend or family member will really get a kick out of (even just a card!) then send it to them. It will probably make their day as much as it makes yours. If you order it online, super. If you have to stop at the post office, that’s 5 minutes out of your day.
JCREW SWEATER | PINK COAT (only $32) | OLD NAVY MINT DENIM | M.GEMI LOAFERS | STELLA & DOT PENDANT c/o | JUSTFAB CLUTCH c/o | SCARF via THREDUP
5. listen to music from your youth (whenever you consider that to be).
Something about remembering the “good old days” brings us happiness. Maybe your teens or early twenties was a time where you felt more carefree and had less responsibility. Whatever it is, putting on some old tunes from when I was younger makes me feel so happy. A little N’Sync, old school Britney Spears, Outkast, early Lady Gaga. I LOVE IT. I’ll just search 90’s or early 2000’s on Spotify.
I hope you gain some happiness today!
p.s. – If you like my pink coat (because it makes you happy) see how I styled it last in this post.
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I was surprise you didn’t have ‘wear a colourful outfit’ on your list as your outfit is so bright and colourful it’s sure to make you happy! 🙂 Your pink coat is especially beautiful.
Hope you have had a wonderful weekend 🙂
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Jodie Filogomo says
I love how color can make your mood so much better!!
This combination is fabulous!
Michelle Orsi says
These pastels look so fun when paired together. I especially love the coat! Reminds me of cotton candy in the best way
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
This outfit totally has me thinking I need to try my blush vest + mint skinnies together! Love these bright spring colors!
such a fun outfit!!!! Love that coat!!
Thanks, babe! I wore basically all the pastels I own!
Dor Raha says
Oh yea, there’s nothing like petting a nice beast :] that’s why I like to walk through the park, cause there’s so many doggies
I’m happy you agree! You’re just setting yourself up for happiness.
I love all the pinks! This purse is perfect for bringing that pop of color and fun to any outfit!
Thanks, Kelly! I really really love it.
Threads for Thomas says
I’m loving these pastel colors, especially that pink coat! These are such great tips. I always love listening to old school music to get in a better mood!
The music tip is one of my favorite tips! The right music can really set the tone!
Pork & Cookies says
Good to see colors! I’ve been seeing just so much boring beige/tan/blush. Spring is here, let’s have color!
-Kirsten // pork & cookies
Yes, I agree!