Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happier Wednesdays

Thanks to Arrowhead® Sparkling Natural Spring Waters for sponsoring today's post.

Wednesdays are pretty much the least fun day of all the days (Tuesday is close, but there's still hope on Tuesdays). They don’t have the drama of a Monday, not the thirstiness of a Thursday (does anyone else love Thursday happy hour?), and I won’t even mention Friday, Saturday and Sunday because obviously they’re far superior to a boring mid-week day.

I spend most of my Wednesday thinking long and hard about the hours left until Thursday evening when, hey, it’s practically Friday. But Wednesdays don’t have to be the worst day of the week as they’re that hopeful last hill toward the weekend and it’s the things we work the hardest for that give us the greatest reward.
Below are some tips to making Wednesday a little less blah and a little more feel good:
On Wednesdays my colleagues all eat together which means that the entire room smells like someone’s delicious food cart food and/or homemade lunch. Lunch is usually also accompanied by a treat like brownies, cookies, or coffee cake. If you’re not in an office, make Wednesday a BYOT day (bring your own treat) and treat yo’self to a macaron or maybe a mini cupcake.
Scope out your city’s weekday farmer’s markets! In Portland there is a giant Saturday market, a Monday city market, a Wednesday market in the park, two Thursday markets scattered about the city, and then some pop-up markets on Fridays and Sundays that appear at the medical school/colleges and farther out into the suburbs. My colleagues often walk by my desk with baskets of blueberries and fresh baked bagels on city market days. 

Buy yourself flowers on your walk home. I’ve gabbed about having a bouquet in your home to no end, so I won’t bore you. But try it – if you live near a grocery store or market, pick up a few blooms to place in vases around the house and find that Wednesdays get instantly happier.

One of the reasons I hate Wednesdays is that I’ve been sitting for two days straight and need to get out and move around. Take a walk during lunch, before work, or after work to get fresh air and clear your headache from staring at the computer all day.

  Indulge in gratuitous bubbly– like Arrowhead® Brand Sparkling Mountain Spring Water in a flavor like lemon or lime essence. Mid-way through the week you’re likely not drinking enough water or have been sitting around in a climate controlled office and need some moisture. Bubbles make everything more fun and when you can’t have champagne during the work day (or don't want the calories), sparkling water can be an awesome alternative. Ben and I used to drink sparkling water with a bit of lime or lemon every time we craved something sweet (or a cocktail). It worked wonders on our diet. Check out their Facebook page for more tips and flavors on making your Wednesday better!

Happy Wednesday folks


  1. Ooh I say let's make everyday a BYOT day! ;) I'm also a huge sparkling water fan, why not indulge! :)

    sorelle in style

  2. I'm completely addicted to sparkling H2O... Love it..

  3. Very true about needing to drink more water in an office! It's so easy to forget to stay hydrated when you're busy working. I always make sure I bring a full bottle of water to work with me everyday!


  4. those flowers are gorgeous! i love the idea of making wednesday special and the BYOT doesn't hurt either ;)

  5. I think we should find someway to make everyday special in at least some small way.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  6. Love being able to make any day unique and special!


  7. A walk is always an instant mood-lifter, isn't it? My favorite is just let my toddler pave the way and I don't object no matter what! I added other unique ways to a happier Wednesday:


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