Successful People Turn Bad Days Into Great Days!

Successful people reboot for a fresh start.

Successful People Turn Bad Days into Great Days!

“It’s not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.” The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey

When I am having a bad day, I can strain to push myself through the day.  Ruminating, sulking, and whining are great ways to stay stuck in a bad day.

On the other hand, I can restart my day anytime.

Making Little Adjustments

Start over with a little grooming.  

Splashing a little water on my face is refreshing.  I can dampen my comb and start with a fresh part in my hair, just as I do when I am beginning the day.

If I wore makeup, I could restart my day with a mini-makeover:  lips, eyes, cheeks.

I can refresh the way I am dressed.  I can tuck in my shirt just as I do when I first put on my shirt in the morning.

Practice affirmations.

I can at myself in the mirror and think, “Hey, you are terrific!”

Take breaks.

When I am hungry or tired, I may deal with situations poorly.  I can relax with quiet meditation to calm my mind and reset my disposition.

Adjust the schedule.

Sometimes I schedule too many things. On other days, too many new tasks arise.  I can restart my day with a new schedule.

If I am struggling with a task, I can break the task down into pieces.  I can look at the pieces or elements of the task and define my true goal for this task.  With this process, I better understand what I am doing and cut the number of false starts and revisions.

I can then schedule a completion date for that task.  I may find that I am dealing with a truly valuable task that will return greater rewards once I have stopped forcing my way through the task and have begun to work with a schedule of steps.

Take walks.

If I have enough time, I have a complete workout.  By exercising, I burn up that adrenaline that accumulates from the mental stresses of my workday.