Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tip Thursday; How To Have a Good Day According To Jenny

Tip Thursday

I just got back from one of the best days of my life, and nothing in paticular happened. It was a day where the greatness came from inside of you. It is possible to have a good day on your own accord, you don't need to get money or ace a test. Optimism comes from the inside.

1.) Make a "Good Day" Playlist. The number one key to a good day is great music. Think of it as a sidetrack to your life. Try to imagine everything you're doing is in a movie, and the music you're listening to is a sound track. It's fun to do when you're doing boring things like waiting for an elevator or walking home. Here's my "Good Day Playlist" [all these link to the song on youtube]

2.) Find somebody who appreciates you and will make you feel good about yourself. Mother, friend, boyfriend, it doesn't matter who it is. When you have someone validating yourself [and your real self] you feel confident.
3.) Have a good morning. My good mornings are meausured on my comfort level. If my apartment is too cold when I get out of the shower, if my coffee doesn't taste right, and if I didn't dress right for the weather, I'm not going to have a paticularly good morning. In these coming autumn days, a hot cup of coffee and a warm comfy sweater on your way to school is the best way to start off a day--even if you have to chase after the bus and stand when you get on it like I did this morning.
4.) Talk to a stranger. Lately I've been meeting a new person every day, and it has made me feel like I'm not alone in everything. I suggest trying to meet a new person every day, but sometimes you can't. Talking to a stranger will suffice. It's refreshing to get a new opinion, and often strangers are the best people to unload your problems on.
5.) Indulge in a craving. Chocolate, tomatoes, chips, hot pocket-- cravings are desired foods, and nothing makes you feel better than indulging yourself in them once in a while.
6.) DON'T WORRY. BE HAPPY. There's no room for worries in a good day. Save your worries for tomorrow. Trust me, after today, you'll be able to tackle them better. For example, I've been job hunting every day all week. For some reason, today's paper had just one page of classifieds, meaning there weren't any jobs for me on them. So for today, I didn't have to worry about a job. And now I feel like I can take on the task tomorrow.
7.) Dress your best. It's a proven fact that when you look good, you feel good. So wear an outfit you know you look good in and take time on your hair. The pay off will be wonderful.


  1. I totally agree. This is awesome advice! After I left The University of Toronto, I felt crappy all summer, like super depressed. Dressing nicely for school and making playlists for myself and (my blog) really helped. I have to try talking to strangers though! You were like the first person to really have a conversation with me in weeks, not to sound pathetic or anything lol.

  2. Aww :) We should meet at the library again and get some coffee at their cafe. How does Thursday look for you?