Make Any Summer Day More Fun With These 5-Minute Pick-Me-Ups

In an ideal world, we’d all get the whole Summer – from Memorial Day all the way through Labor Day – off work to soak up every last minute of the sun. Sadly, that policy hasn’t become law (yet), but a girl can dream.

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In the meantime, do what you can to live your best Summer life – work or no work. Whether you have the day off to hit the beach or you’re going to be at your desk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you have time to try these five simple tips to make any day more fun in five minutes or less.

Blast Your Favorite Song With the Windows Down

Blast Your Favorite Song With the Windows Down

Make the most of your commute or daily errands by rolling the car windows down, turning up some music you love, and singing along. It’s just you, the warm breeze, and the tunes – an instant mood booster.

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Order a Starbucks® S’mores Frappuccino

Treat yourself to a fun drink, like a Starbucks® S’mores Frappuccino Blended Beverage. The layers of marshmallowy whipped cream, milk chocolate drizzle, and crumbled graham cracker topping are reminiscent of nights spent around the campfire and make the perfect pick-me-up for any Summer afternoon.

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Call a Friend Just to Say Hi

Call a Friend Just to Say Hi

Next time you think about talking to a friend, actually pick up the phone and call them instead of sending a quick text. Hearing their voice on the other end of the line makes for a much more fun conversation, and your friend will also think it was so sweet of you to give them a call. And who knows? Maybe you’ll make fun Summer plans while you’re chatting.

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Make a List of Five Things You’re Thankful For

You’d be surprised how much changing your attitude can impact your whole day. When you need a little boost, write down five things you feel grateful for today. They could be as small as a cute puppy you passed on the street or that hilarious meme your friend sent you on Instagram.

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Take a Quick Walk Around the Block

Getting your blood flowing can really make you feel good, especially if you’ve been sitting at work all day. Even if you only have five minutes, a brisk walk around the neighborhood can be just the energy boost you need. Plus, it’s a great way to soak up that Summer sun.

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