Tips To Help You Instantly Brighten Your Day

by Jenn

It happens, we all have those days when we feel like nothing is going right.  Like we should go back to bed and try starting the day all over again.  We can all use a little help brightening our day from time to time.  So I thought I would share a few ways I brighten my day from time to time.

Tips To Help You Instantly Brighten Your Day
Tips To Help You Instantly Brighten Your Day

Here are a few tips to help you instantly brighten your day, I hope you find a few that help.

Get moving

I know there are times when you just don’t want to get up and do anything but try making yourself just once.  Take a walk, get some sun, go outside, just get up do start doing something.  Don’t focus on the fact that you don’t want to do it focus on the positives even if it is getting your laundry done, at least it’s earlier rather than last minute.

Did you know that not getting enough exercise can make you feel depressed?  It sure can, so be sure to get up and od something the next time you need something to brighten your day.

jenn-and-mattie-wordenSmile & Be Silly

Try it the next time you need a pick me up, smile and/or act a little silly.  Whether you smile at someone in the store or just swing by the mirror everyone morning and smile while you are washing your fast.  It can help you feel better almost instantly if you let it and if you’ve been looking for a great way to start your day be sure to put a smile on.  It’s the best accessory you can wear, and it’s FREE!  Even forcing a smile can help you reduce stress, lower your heart rate and even increase the feeling of happiness.  Remember it’s hard to be in a bad mood if you are smiling or acting silly.

Tips To Help You Instantly Brighten Your Day

Post a motivational quote on your bathroom mirror each night before bed

It’s nice to wake up and see a motivational quote each morning.  It’s something I have done for a long time, and it has helped me numerous times when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed.  I always try and pick one that sort of fits what I am going through so I don’t get caught up in the negativity.

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Don’t forget coffee

Set the timer on the coffee maker, so you wake up to the pleasant smell of coffee in the kitchen.  That smell of fresh coffee almost always pulls you into the kitchen so you can make up a cup.  Plus, if you are waking up a bit earlier you’ll have a little extra time to sit and enjoy your cup of coffee before starting your day.  You can also sweeten things up and make something extra yummy like a smores iced coffee too.  Have fun with your morning perk me up.

Try getting up a little earlier

More time in the mornings means you are not rushing around and have time to make sure everything is done which automatically helps start your day off bright.

neutrogena-naturalsWash your face

Gosh, this is one of my favorite things to do in the morning.  Not only does it wake me up it helps me feel refreshed especially since I’ve been using Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer.  It’s been an awesome way to brighten not only my morning routine but also spend a little extra time in the mornings talking to my daughter about recycling and conserving electricity.

brighten-you-daySpend time with your kids

There is nothing that brightens my day more than chatting with my kids.  Every morning I try to spend a little time with them while we are getting ready for the day.  Vayda comes and talks to me while she is brushing her hair and putting on her shoes because we have done it since the beginning of time and it’s something I look forward to each morning.  Mattie, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with me while she brushes her hair because she hopes I’ll forget about it or something, lol. She hates brushing her hair but loves to wash her face with me, so we spend a little time each morning washing our faces together.

A few weeks ago Mattie noticed I was washing my face with my  Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer and started asking 159 questions.  Finally, I decided to tell her a few things about Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer that I thought she would find interesting.  Since I knew she wouldn’t understand much about the product I told her that Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer folding carton was made from 100% recycled paper because they are learning a little about recycling in school.  One thing leads to another, and before I knew it, we were talking about ways we could recycle around the house.  It was also the perfect opportunity to tell her about conserving energy because I’ve been trying to get her to remember to turn lights off when she is not in the room.  Well, you know what? She has been turning off her bedroom light every day before she goes to school.


Who would have thought using Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer would brighten my day even more by somehow getting my child to remember to turn off lights when she is not in the room?  I mean, she still forgets from time to time, but when she remembers, or I remind her, she jumps up and turns the lights off.   Not only is it helping to save me money I have learned a better way to explain things to my daughter.  I have to find a way to relate it to something that matters to her which totally make sense right.

Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer’s folding cartons are made from 100% recycled paper with 60% post-consumer recycled content.  They use 75% less water for their paperboard cartons in processing than virgin paperboard does.  Plus they are using up to 50% post-consumer recycled content in their bottles.  Pretty cool right?  I love that Neutrogina® Naturals has designed their packaging with a goal to minimize their impact on our environment by using recyclable, post-consumer materials and renewable resources when they are able.

I love that Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer is lightweight, fast absorbing and doesn’t clog pores.  It’s  made with  94% naturally derived ingredients that moisturize while skin-brightening lemon peel, which is an effective nutrient, works with my skin to help even my skin tone in only four weeks.

Neutrogena Naturals Brightening Moisturizer contains Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25, 100% naturally derived sunscreens.   Which is great because I have been spending tons of time outside working with a scared five-month-old horse whose mother was shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered.  To be honest, I forget to put sunscreen on a lot this time of year because it’s not hot.  I know, I shouldn’t and some days I don’t but when I don’t think about using sunscreen at least I know  Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer has me covered.

brighter differenceThere are not any harsh chemicals sulfates, petrolatum, parabens, phthalates, or dyes in Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer and it’s clinically proven to reduce the looks of skin discoloration for a visibly brighter and more even skin tone.  They also contain nutrients that work to help promote healthy skin appearance and the skin’s natural process for detoxification and replenishment. I know it sure makes my day brighter to when my face feels fresh and clean and is visibly brighter with a more even skin tone.  What about you?

If you are already a fan of the Neutrogena brand, you’ll love because they deliver superior results and use pure ingredients that are naturally derived.  Neutrogena® Naturals products include the best ingredients nature has to offer” such as “Peruvian Tara Seed, Willow Bark, Inca Inchi Oil and Yerba Mate Tea Leaf.”

“This post was sponsored by Neutrogena Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation for The Motherhood. I am disclosing this by the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”


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Linda Manns Linneman July 25, 2017 - 10:48 am

These are such great suggestions. We all need to take care of ourselves in order to help others. I enjoy getting out in nature. It is so relaxing and refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing

cristy jones June 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

I am really impressed together with your tips thanks for sharing these tips by the way Neutrogena is too good for refreshing.

Darcy L Koch February 22, 2017 - 9:51 pm

I already do some of these tips. And, they do help. Why be miserable when you have the ability to make yourself feel better?


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