Best pick-me-up quotes for a bad day
Updated: Apr 28
It's one of those days - bad news, no motivation, and life seems stressful. I feel like I'm climbing a hill with no end in sight. But, I'm not one to lose hope so easily. I always turn to my favorite pick-me-up quotes. These are meant to make you feel better, or at least put a smile on your face - even if only for a few seconds.
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If your day needs a little bit of pick-me-up, keep reading to see some of my all-time favorite quotes. I will also share my favorite motivational song at the end!
Don't underestimate the power of a comforting quote.
Quotes for those hard days
"We don't have to perfect today. We don't have to be better than someone else. All we have to do is be the very best we can." - Joseph B. Wirthlin
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”– Chad Sugg
“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”– William Hazlitt
"The past is gone, the future is not here, now I am free of both. Right now, I choose joy." -Deepak Chopra
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to swim." - Jon Zinn
When I'm feeling down, I like to pick up a treat for myself. A feel-good gift is a guilty pleasure that can have such an important role in making you feel better.
I like to take a long bubble bath with some bath bombs and I sit back and just let my thoughts free.
"When you are at peace, you attract positive energy." - Sen
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished." – Lao Tzu
"You don’t need fancy things to feel good. You can hug a puppy. You can buy a can of paint and surround yourself with color. You can plant a flower and watch it grow. You can decide to start over and let other people start over too." - Joan Bauer
“The best time to relax is when you do not have any time for it.” - Henry Kissinger
“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.” - Jane Wagner
“If each day is a gift, I would love to know where I can return my Mondays.” - John Wagner
I try to look at funny and amusing things when I feel extra stressed or anxious. Usually, this consists of watching cute animal videos but a funny quote is also a good option.
But one thing I've learned so far in my life is that everything is temporary. It's so important to see the good part of life and stay positive. Believing in positive energy can really help you get through so much.
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” - Henry Kissinger
"It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away the inessentials." - Bruce Lee
Always remember that to smile is to prevail and make the most of the situation. I absolutely adore Nat King Cole's interpretation of Charlie Chaplin's song "Smile".