We all need a little pick me up every now and again. If we're feeling under pressure or just a little less than 100%, we need something to help lift our mood and get us back to our normal, sparkling selves.
We've gathered together our favourite pick-me-ups to help you feel a little bit better and brighter.
Do a little exercise
We all know that exercise releases endorphins - the happiness hormones - so taking a bit of time to attend an exercise class or do some light cardio can really boost your mood.
Post-exercise, you will feel energised and refreshed - ready to take on whatever life throws your way.
Listen to your favourite song
Simple but effective. Very little cheers you up quite as much as listening to your favourite song.
Whether you're on your commute to work or having a bit of a slump at home, taking a couple of minutes to put on that one song that instantly brightens your mood can work wonders.
Fake it 'till you make it
Sometimes, just forcing yourself to smile or laugh a little can actually help to shift your mentality.
If you're feeling low, try to smile or watch a video that is guaranteed to make you laugh. You'll feel a little bit brighter in no time.
Take some time out for yourself
Enjoy some time in your day that is dedicated just to you. We all need some time for ourselves and our own space and there really is nothing wrong with that. Light a candle, have a bath or read a book - do whatever it is that makes you happy.
Some peace and quiet and some time on your own can really help you to give off a bright, positive demeanor when you go back into your everyday routine.
Refresh with a facial spritz
A refreshing facial mist can be your perfect secret weapon when combatting a mid-afternoon slump at your desk. Spritzing a lovely mist over your complexion can really help to revive your senses and lift your mood.
We love using the Jurlique Aromatherapy Revitalising Mist when we're not our usual sparkling selves. The mist utilises an expert blend of essential oils that will leave you feeling fresh and energised.
Make someone else happy
Although we're focusing on boosting our own mindset, making someone else happy can really help to boost your own frame of mind.
Paying someone else a compliment, whether it be about their outfit or acknowledging one of their accomplishments, can really help you feel a little bit more cheerful. Seeing those around you happy because of something you say or do can only do good things for your mood.
Showing you have a positive outlook also makes it more likely that people will return your compliments which will definitely give you something to smile about.