7 Ways to Improve Your Day

1)Start your day with gratitude.
To set the tone for the day, start your day with positive thoughts. The first thing I do in when I wake up in the morning is thank God for giving me another day. As you go throughout the morning, thank Him for the home you have to live in, the warm bed you have to sleep in, the food you have to eat, and just for His love and His presence in your life.

2)Go to the gym.
I don't care if you are in the mood, or whether or not you"feel like it", once you get moving, I can guarantee that your mood will follow. You'll release some endorphins, relieve some stress, and feel energized for the rest of the day. I promise, you will never regret a workout!
3)Get outside.
There's just something about going for a brisk walk in the fresh air. I've found it to be an instant energy booster and mood enhancer for me. Even if it's just 5 minutes, make it a point to do something outside every day: sit out on your deck and read for a few minutes, play with your kids, or walk your dog around the neighborhood. I'd recommend leaving your phone inside-you'll be fine without it for 5 minutes. ;)

4)Read the Bible.
Spend at least 10 minutes every day reading a portion of scripture and praying. I would say that this is THE most important thing you should make time for in your day, above all else. As we go throughout our day, we are constantly being bombarded by negativity and by the voices of this world blaring in our ears. The only way to make sure that those things don't drown out the voice of God in our lives is to read scripture consistently. Make it a priority to feed on God's Word daily. Try to read a chapter of the Bible every morning or night, or follow along with a devotional on the Bible app.
5)Be productive.
Whenever I'm not feeling in the mood to do something, I remind myself: mood follows action. So just get up and get moving, and you'll usually find that once you've started, you'll probably want to keep going. Not in the mood to clean? Why not just vacuum one room? You'll feel great that you got something done and can check it off your "to-do" list.
 6)Do something for someone else.
Often times we're so focused on ourselves, thinking about our problems, our worries. Something happens when we shift our focus to others, stop dwelling on all of our own issues, and do something for someone else. God created it this way-for us to find joy in doing good to others! It could be something as simple as giving someone a compliment or a word of encouragement.
 7)Don’t complain.
Try to go a whole day without complaining about anything! Make it a point to focus on the good in your life and to be thankful for every little thing you have and see how much that mindset will make a difference in your day. Tomorrow is not promised, so make the most of today and take nothing for granted!

Comments

  1. I really appreciate this post Lindsay! I've been trying to incorporate more positive activities into my days, to help boost my mood.

    Although I am a Christian, I'm not practicing, but I've read so much about how daily Bible reading/incorporating some devotion time into the day, really boost peoples mood!

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    1. Thanks! It makes the biggest difference! When I read Gods' word and when I just pray and talk to Him all throughout the day, I find that I am more joyful and at peace.

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