It is important to focus on the good, especially when the world can seem negative. Here are a few simple things you can do to brighten your day when you need it most.
Watch a Funny Video
We have so much access to media, why not take advantage of it? Search out a video you know will make you laugh. It could be a song, scene from a TV show or movie, or just something random that gives you a good chuckle. Set aside a few minutes of your day, find that video, and give yourself some positivity if you’re having a bad day.
Cook Your Favorite Meal
Food has a way of southing the soul when times are tough. If you have a recipe you love to cook, or one that reminds you of friends or family, head to the kitchen and make it. If you have children, this is a great opportunity to share this recipe, so ask them to help if they’re old enough. If you have recipes from your family saved, break one out and bring back all those great memories.
Look at Old Photographs
Believe it or not, people still have physical photo albums. Although most photos are taken digitally and saved on our devices, there is something to be said about sitting down and opening an album of Polaroids. Looking back at pictures from celebrations and holidays can invoke a sense of nostalgia. If you find one that brings up a memory you forgot about, make a copy and share it with whoever is in the picture to brighten their day a bit, too.
Make a Small Purchase
It is perfectly fine to treat yourself. The holidays are coming up, so when you start setting your gift budget, include something for you. It could be a book you’ve been wanting to read, or a candle for your living room. You don’t need to spend a lot of money, just make sure this item really means something to you.
Another way to bring some happiness and joy to your life is to give back to others. At SeaComm, we strongly believe in supporting the communities we serve and carrying out the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People” through donations and acts of kindness. Click here to learn more about our most recent contributions!