3 Positive Ways To End The Day

3 Positive Ways To End The Day 


In order to be productive for the week, it’s important to let go of any stressors that may have developed throughout the day.  If we hold on to daily stressors, we may wear our mind and body down overall.  Also by holding on to yesterday’s stressors, this helps us to focus more on the next day stressors which will make it difficult to get in solution mode for solving them.

I discussed a few months ago about How important it is to start your day with a boost of positivity.  I will say this post is part 2 of that post.  I don’t think that we can have a positive way to start the day routine without having a positive way to end the day routine.

So, let’s get on with it.

1.  Giving thanks.  

A. This is one of my favorite and you can use this one for starting and ending the day.  It just something about finding thankful moments put the mind in a better place.  One way to complete this is by journaling.  Write down your thankful moments.  I love writing my thoughts down. 

B.  Since your mind is in a positive place, why not keep the positivity going with by making a list of your accomplishments for the day.     Okay, you have documented thankful and accomplishment moments.  If you still have some tasks left on your to do list, don’t feel bad, just add them to the next day.      

I have found myself adding more tasks before completing other tasks and this cause me to feel overwhelmed which was the reason for the post, Don’t Stress! Go for a laugh. 

If you have accomplished every task on your to do list, jot down 3 tasks that you want to work on the next day.  This helps give you a great start to step 2, Make a to do list .

2.  Relaxing activities.  As I discussed in Simple Way To Relieve Stress, sipping some calming tea & doing absolutely nothing is another way to end the day great.  This gives you time to calm your mind down from the activities of the day and just relax.  It’s like unplugging from it all.  All it consists of is enjoying your time doing absolutely nothing.       

A spa bath is another great one I love to do also.  I get my candles, soft music, lavender oil, epsom salt, stress reliever by bath & body works and I am all in.  

3.  Give yourself a bed time and stick to it.  I discussed the importance of getting the recommended amount of sleep in 5 Tips to Reduce Stress.  This is very difficult for me.   I struggled with this one daily.  I was doing fine with it a few months ago but I can’t say that now. 

I try to give myself a bed time but then I think of an idea or I want to research something for the blog and there goes my bed time.  My husband will roll over and ask, “You still up?”  “Yes, I just need a few more minutes,” I reply.  Ha, those minutes turn into an hour or hours.  I am working on it though.    

There you have it.  Work in progress is definitely the definition of my life and I love it because I am taking control and working on doing better.  Some days are easier than others.  I am learning to enjoy progress.

I hope you enjoyed reading about 3 Positive Ways to End the Day and I would love to hear about some ways you participate in to end your day.

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104 thoughts on “3 Positive Ways To End The Day

  1. I try to do each one of these things every day. #3 is the easiest. #2 I usually take time to read before bed. #1 can sometimes be a challenge, like today when I got a $325 bill on my Jeep’s yearly car inspection. Of course, the positive thing is that I didn’t spend more on other things it needs b/c I will be getting a new car soon. So that is positive. 🙂

  2. Great tips in this post JcCee I find it difficult to wind down at the end of the day so I can certainly try these. I saw your post on Fridays Blog Booster Party #8. P.S. I love your website

  3. As probably evidenced by the current time, I am absolutely horrible with sticking to a bedtime, but…I’ve been trying to work on it! (slowly but surely…) I do like giving thanks for all the awesome parts of the day though! :]

    I miss baths! ❤

  4. Thank you so much JcCee for bring this lovely positive post to encourage us. Yes, a better time for going to bed is one I need to work on more consistently.

  5. Thank you for sharing these tips! It’s so tempting after a stressful day to just want to fall asleep as soon as possible. In my current season of life, number one is the only one that I would be able to do. I use to be really good at counting my blessings. I need to get back into the habit. Thanks again for the tips! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome, Kelsey! Number 1 is powerful itself. I hope you can get back into it. It has helped me so much. Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! I like how you said that about bedtime. It does deserve respect. I hope you find your way back on track for it. Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing these tips! I did have a bedtime, but I feel like I don’t get everything done that I want so now I’m staying up later, which is not good. I need to work on finding that balance!

  7. great tips. I especially like the one — jot down accomplishments. It seems we never take or really notice our hard work We are forever thinking of what next to do. I would like to change that

    1. Yes, it seems so easy to look at what we need to do but we would be surprise of how our way of thinking changes for the better we we think of our accomplishments.

  8. Great ideas! I am so bad about sticking to a bedtime too. I could stay up hours working on blog ideas and then next thing you know I can’t get up in the morning!

  9. Beautiful tips! Sometimes I have to remind myself to keep it positive at the end of a stressful day. Your tips will help. Thank you!

    1. You are not alone, Leslie. Prayers are always beneficial! I say, “Let’s strive for progress.” I am in need of a nap right now. I know I am going to tap out soon.

  10. It helps to end the day on a positive note when you are in a relationship and have family living with you. Nobody wants to be living with someone who is always down!

  11. These are great tips and I honestly need to work on all of them. My sleep cycle is horrendous and always has been. I’m working on it though!

  12. Ending the day by practicing gratitude is such a great idea. We can get so caught up in chasing down what we don’t have that we lose sight of what we do have. I never really thought of having a winding down routine, but I’m going to give it a shot.

  13. The fun goes on. JcCee this post was equal TOP most clicked in Fridays Blog Booster Party#8. It will be featured on Friday. Nice work.

  14. These are great tips! I personally am trying to do a cell phone ban at 9PM every night. Playing on my phone is my biggest weakness at night; I’m sure I’d much happier turning it off at 9!

  15. Such wonderful tips! I have been struggling to find balance between being a stay at home mom, freelance writer and getting my blog going. At the end of the day I end up feeling really stressed trying to keep up with it all. I will certainly be putting your tips to use!

  16. Thank you for the wonderful tips. I am having a hard time finding a balance between being a stay at home mom, freelance writer and now a blogger. At the end of the day I feel super stressed from trying to shuffle it all. I will certainly be putting your tips to use!

  17. I’m in the same boat as Shelley (above me). I have a hard time giving myself a bedtime. Spa baths are awesome though. These are great tips.

    1. Yes, a set bedtime can be difficult when that is the only time you are able to complete your work. I love Spa Baths too. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  18. I have a bedtime but don’t always make it because when I’m tired, I usually go to bed regardless of how early it might be. Sleep is a wonderful thing!

    1. Yes, sleep really is. It is really a necessity in life. Our body and mind just work so much better when we have gotten the necessary amount of sleep. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  19. Wow I glad you found my blog so that I could visit you. Awesome post, and I should set myself a bed time but I find late at night is so good to work in the quite. Thanks for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom

  20. I like the thought of making a list of what you actually accomplished. Possibly a lot more, but different to the list, good way of keeping a diary I guess. Linking up from Thriving Thursdays

  21. Great ideas for winding down. I have trouble sleeping and these things would help. Visiting from Prett Pintastic.

  22. Great tips! I need to work on setting myself a bedtime. Each morning I set one for that night (usually because I am exhausted from little sleep) but each night I always just keep going.. I gotta work on this for sure so thank you for the reminder! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Up Party, hope you will party with me again next week 🙂

    1. It is so easy to keep going when you are trying to get things done. You’re very welcome for the reminder! I was glad to participate in the party. Thanks so much for the invite and stopping by 🙂

  23. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I try and set some time after we put our son to sleep and just listen to some music for a bit. It helps me unwind, especially now that it’s warm outside and I can sit on our back patio. I need to try setting a bedtime though…..and sticking with it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you’ll join us again tonight! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome, Christine! I love your way of unwinding with music. Music can be so relaxing. Thanks so much for stopping by! I was glad to share it on Merry Monday 🙂

  24. Great ways to end the day and good advice – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  25. I truly enjoyed reading your post. I like that you referred back to relatable posts…especially the post about 5 ways to reduce stress. I will definitely be using some of your tips. Doing a relaxing activity is something I definitely want to start doing. Maybe learning to meditate will help as well.

    1. I am so glad that you enjoyed it! I hope the tips will be very helpful for you. Meditating sounds good too. Thanks so much for stopping by and also another thanks for letting me know that you liked the relatable posts’ links. Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

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