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Mental Health

Small Things That Make My Day A Million Times Better

Having the same routine day in and day out from week to week can sometimes feel monotonous and depressing. This is especially true during the busy winter months that are all work and no play. Here are a few seemingly insignificant little things that brighten my day when I need a reason to smile:

  1. An iced coffee from Dunkin’ (preferably mocha with almond milk)
  2. Getting a good grade back on an assignment that was a lot of work
  3. Eating Cool Ranch Doritos
  4. The color yellow
  5. Getting fresh flowers
  6. Going on a small date with my boyfriend or friends to get takeout (my favorite is Chic-Fil-A)
  7. Helping out a friend by giving them good advice
  8. Having a FaceTime call with my family when I’m away at school
  9. Completing a really productive workout at the gym
  10. Getting to pet a cute cat or dog
  11. Getting a surprise (good) text from a friend I haven’t talked to in a while
  12. A surprisingly warm day during the cold winter months
  13. Listening to a new episode of my favorite podcast or show (check out RealPod by Victoria Garrick on Apple and Spotify!!!)
  14. Having a package arrive (most likely from my online shopping addiction)
  15. Having a picture taken of myself where I really like how I look (I know this sounds vain, but it can really boost your confidence which I don’t think is a bad thing!)
  16. Waking up in the morning and actually feeling really well-rested and full of energy (this is sadly more rare than it should be)
  17. Working on a project that I’m really passionate about
  18. Getting my nails done and loving how they turn out
  19. Going for a long drive in my car with a really good playlist
  20. Feeling obsessed with a really addictive new song
  21. Looking forward to fun weekend plans with friends
  22. Getting a hug from a loved one
I am a junior at Bentley University studying Corporate Finance and Accounting. I am a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and campus correspondent for Bentley's chapter of HerCampus. I also work as an intern at an accounting firm! When I’m not writing articles for HerCampus, you can find me in line at Dunkin’.
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