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