When you feel like you’re having the worst day in the world, it’s never too late to try to turn things around at the last minute. Here are some frugal methods for ending a horrible day on a better note from Wise Bread:

  1. Start Planning a Trip:

    After all, the best way to save money on a vacation (in most cases) is to plan well in advance. Start planning to take some days off and research destinations, flights, lodging, etc. Research actually shows that planning for and anticipating a trip can have a greater effect on happiness than the actual trip.

  2. Make Yourself Some Comfort Food:

    Is there that one old family recipe that never fails to cheer you up? Go ahead and indulge. It’s bound to make your bad day a whole lot better.

  3. Do Something Nice for Someone Else:

    If your day isn’t going so hot, maybe you can at least make someone else’s day brighter. Here are some frugal ideas for what you can do for others.

  4. Go to Bed Early:

    Sometimes, the best thing you can do toward the end of a bad day is just to end it.

    Head to bed early tonight so that you’ll wake up well rested and ready to tackle the next day with gusto. Not getting enough sleep can cause you to be more cranky and sensitive, so you should definitely get a full night’s rest after a bad day.

  5. Exercise:

    Exercise produces endorphins (chemicals that make you feel good), so a great workout after an awful day can work wonders to make you feel a bit better.

What do you do at the end of an awful day to make it better? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments section below!

Find more ideas over at Wise Bread’s 12 Frugal Ways to End a Bad Day on a Good Note.