5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Day

Balancing school, work, extracurricular activities, and a social life can be stressful as a college student. You feel overwhelmed and it’s hard on your health. Sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up to help us feel happy and rejuvenated again. Here are 5 ways to bring a little sunshine into your life!

1. Buy your favorite flowers

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Nothing puts a smile on your face faster than flowers. For just a few dollars flowers can make your space feel brighter and help boost your spirits.

2. Sit in the sun

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There’s no better feeling than the warmth of the sun against your skin. Research shows that Vitamin D is critical for a brighter mood as it helps to combat depressive symptoms.

3. Stay hydrated

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Upping your water intake is a way to guarantee a better day! When you don’t drink enough water, you feel low on energy and can even get headaches! Try adding lemon to your water for additional nutritional benefits (like a metabolic boost and brighter skin, win-win!) and even an energy boost!

4. Go for a walk

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Walking is one of the best ways to release endorphins and brighten up your day! There’s no better way to de-stress than walking along the beach in sunny Santa Barbara!

5. Use essential oils

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What better way to unwind from a long day than by using essential oils? Spray your room with an essential oil blend (try lemon, frankincense, and peppermint) to help you feel rejuvenated after a long day!