8 simple and inexpensive ways to brighten up your day


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee:
Having some freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning is a classic way of kick-starting your day. The caffeine burst and delicious aroma will definitely get the day off to a great start.
Do Something Kind:
A random act of kindness, such as taking in your elderly neighbor’s wheelie bin on collection day, or offering your seat to a heavily pregnant lady, will fill you with a sense of well-being and satisfaction.
Read a Book:
Ideally, a comforting old favorite novel. Curl up in an armchair with a good book for half an hour or so, and transport yourself to another world, away from present worries. A dependable way to make your day more enjoyable.

Go for a Walk:
Gentle exercise is recommended by doctors across the world as an excellent way of improving your mood. Walking at a moderate pace actually burns the same calories as running, in terms of distance, so do your joints a favour and go for a stroll.
Bake a Cake:
The end product will make you feel that your day has been productive and fulfilling. And even if you burn the cake; well- there are always bowls to lick!
Get a Pet:
A pet which shows affection is best for brightening up your day, although all sorts of pets have their advantages and disadvantages. The pleasure of knowing that your dog really loves you, for example, may be counteracted by the fact that they are expensive to feed and you have to pick up its droppings twice a day. Guinea pigs are a good alternative as they are cheerful, friendly little pets that are comparatively low-maintenance.
Change Your Bedlinen:
A good night’s sleep is vital for a sense of well-being. Changing your bedlinen can be a drag but the effort of hauling off sheets and duvet covers is worth it when night-time comes and you have the luxury of stretching out in clean, freshly washed sheets.

Light a Scented Candle:
The scent of a candle is guaranteed to lift your day immeasurably, especially in the cold, dark depths of winter. Yankee Candle specializes in delightfully scented candles, with inviting fragrances such as Salted Caramel and November Rain. Visit Yankee Candle and learn how to make the most out of your candles.
Tim Aldiss writes for Yankee Candle UK, the world’s best loved candle.

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