5 Friendship Pick-Me-Ups

Every week should be National Friendship Week! With the semester on a full-roll now, things can get stressful both at school and in our personal lives. Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up. The best of friends can automatically sense when one's needed before the rest of the world. If your friend is having a case of the Debby downers, consider one of these five tricks to bring a smile to their face!



1. Bring them coffee in the morning.

Coffee is the ultimate pick-me-up for many collegiates. After all, how can you be upset for long with a Starbucks cup in hand? Stopping by your favorite coffee joint and picking up an extra cup of espresso shows that you were thinking of them early in the morning. The little things really do count and don't go unnoticed. 


2. Write a heartfelt letter...or text.

How often do you tell your friends how much you love and appreciate them? Chances are, the answer is not enough. Take the time out to express in words how grateful you are for your friendship and how life simply wouldn't the same without their presence. Hearing that once in a while will be sure to bring a smile to their face and put some pep into their step. If you decide to write a letter, leave it somewhere cute like on their windshield or on their mirror.


3. Listen.

With everything that goes on in our daily lives, sometimes it's hard to slow down with complaining about all the work we have to do to actually sit down and listen to what may be in your friend's mind. If they're going through something that's a real mood-changer, chances are that hearing about your pile of homework isn't going to be of much help. Remember that there's a difference between listening and hearing.


4. Plan a girls' day/night.

Sometimes, the best remedy is some girl time. Schedule a much-needed spa day, pop a bottle of wine and stay in with your favorite chick flicks, or get all dolled up and hit the town. Forget all the drama and stress that's weighing you both down and just have a great time! After all, girls just wanna have fun.


5. Think of them first.

Are you the type of person who always gets her way, no matter what? Maybe you're more assertive than your quiet, passive best friend. For a change, let them pick the movie or the restaurant. Giving them a voice during what may feel like an uncontrollable moment in their life can truly make an impact on their mood.


Whatever you decide to do to give your friends a pick-me-up during those days that feel neverending, you're already one heck of a friend for caring enough to make a difference in their life.