The best way to cheer yourself up after a bad day, with minimal effort
If I walk out of work like I normally do, I see something like that picture above: concrete and cars… brown and grey.
If it’s been a bad day, which sometimes it is, that view is not going to cheer me up even slightly. The other problem is that I often feel tired at these times. I need something simple and easy to get me feeling happier – because I don’t have the energy for anything that smells even slightly like hard work.
I guess it’s fortunate then, that on the same day I took that brown-grey car park photo up top, the sky looked like this:
I took these two photos from the same exact position and the difference is incredible.
Normally I come out of work sort of hunched over a bit, looking at the floor. Sometimes I kick the loose stones on the ground. But when I saw the sky that night I walked the rest of the way to my car looking directly up at the sky.
I must have looked like an idiot a bit.
But the best way to cheer yourself up with minimal effort, after a hard day is to look up.
The sky might offer you that awe-inspiring moment that your day didn’t even nearly give you. It might remind you that you live in a world that is changing and vibrant – with colours and magnitude.
Sometimes I think I live in a slightly-too-warm office with four magnolia walls and a few chairs that you can spin around on.
But the sky reminds me that is not the case.
However sometimes the sky looks like this…
And on those days you probably need something else to cheer you up.
But make sure you don’t miss the good days – where the sky is better than all the art in all the world.
It even works at night actually. Which is why I don’t mind the short winter days so much.