12 Amazing Techniques To Help You Stay Positive After A Stressful Day


After a particularly stressful day it can be so hard to remind yourself to be positive. If you ever find yourself zapped of energy and feeling particularly negative, there are some things you can do to cheer yourself up.

Being happy isn’t about quitting negativity cold turkey. Avoiding negativity altogether is impossible, but there are tons of tiny ways to bring a positive outlook back into focus.  Here are 12 ways to help you stay positive! 

1. Get rid of the sappy music

John Mayer is a great singer, I know.  But if you want to be cheery, I’d suggest going for something a little more upbeat Anything that makes you want to dance will do the trick, why not try doing a little dance to get your groove back!

2. Let there be light

Open the blinds, open the windows even!  Fresh air and natural light will flood the room with optimism.  Cheesy but true. 

3. Get it done

Creating a to-do list of things you don’t want to do will only bring worry and stress.  So, instead of leaving the worst to last, get them over with first.  You have to do it all anyways; start with the tasks that bother you and then you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of the day!

4. Keep busy

Boredom fosters worry.  Even if you have to get out and run errands, buying groceries is thought-consuming and will prevent your mind from wandering to negativity.

5. Willpower

Train your brain to think positively.  It’s tricky and takes persistent practice.  But when you see an opportunity for negativity, use that as a chance to focus on creating positive vibes.

6. Call a friend

A problem shared is a problem halved.  Even if your friends can’t solve your problems for you, there is a sense of relief in verbalizing your worries.  Talking can be therapy.

7. Exercise

The scientific studies surrounding exercise and mental well-being are infinite.  Go for a jog, play do some yoga, or join a gym.  Any sort of movement can lift your spirits!

8. Sleep

When we don’t get sufficient sleep, we start to lose focus and lack basic performance skills we usually have.  Not only that, but we are entirely concerned about the fact that we didn’t get enough sleep, which takes our thoughts away from the moment.  Have a nap!

9. Get a hobby

Find something you want to learn how to do or something you loved doing when you were young.  Having a hobby in your back pocket will give you something to look forward to even when you’ve had a tough day.

10. Think before you speak

So many times, we regret things we’ve said that just ‘slipped out’.  Oftentimes, our words can take on a snowball effect and have worsening repercussions.  If you simply take one breath to replay your thoughts over in your mind, you might stop yourself from saying something that could be detrimental later on.

11. Budget

Although we all hate it, finances can be a major source of negativity.  Don’t let yourself get into a bad place because the numbers don’t balance.  Plan ahead and work it all out, you might even have a little extra cash to treat yourself!

12. Get dressed

What you wear says a lot about how you think of yourself.  Wear what suits you, not what’s trendy.  Wear what makes you feel good.  Wear something that exudes confidence.  If you can’t look in the mirror and smile at your own fabulousness, it’s not the right outfit.


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Written by Britany Powell.

  • camille

    Great post

    • Celina

      Thanks Camille!

  • Katelyn McPhee

    Love this post, definitely one to save.

  • Bethany Austin

    These are all so true! Especially the one about listening the the right kind of music, that can utterly change my mood in seconds.

    Bethany (curlyandwordy.blogspot.co.uk) x

  • Gloria Mc Breen

    Number 1 and 12 for me all the way! Some days I’m – All dressed up and nowhere to go!!

    • Britany Powell

      Me too!

  • Jessy

    These were some great tips! Definitely saving them for a bad day ;) thanks for sharing


    Xoxo Jessy

  • Megan

    I would have to agree that staying busy, no matter if you are grocery shopping or working out at the gym, definitely helps with keeping your mind occupied and relieving stress. Thanks for posting!

    • Britany Powell

      Thanks, Megan!!

  • Rae

    Great post – these are all really good tips. Positivity and Productivity here we come!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Caitlyn Rose

    Thanks for sharing this, it’s nice to read something so uplifting. Great marble product details too.
    -Cait xoxo

  • Menellia

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MUSIC!!! Every morning after I shower, while preparing for work, I turn up the music LOUD and sing sing sing dance dance dance as I get dressed. It’s thrilling, and definitely sets the mod for the day.


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