Waking up full of energy and going to bed with a smile—that’s what we’re talking about. Can we have those days every day? Why not! Here are 10 things you can do to make every day a good day.
1. Take a few moments for yourself each morning.
Instead of waking up at the very last minute before you rush off to work, set your alarm at least 15 minutes earlier, lay in bed and visualize what you want to accomplish for the day. Take hold of the day; don’t let it get a hold of you.
2. Eat breakfast.
A muffin, banana, oatmeal and a cup of (green) tea will make any day start out fresh and nourished, and compel you to eat well to stay feeling that way throughout the day. We don’t have control over everything in our days, but we always have control over what we choose to put in our bodies.
Biking, walking, dancing, running, anything that makes you break out in a sweat is key. Not only does it energize you, but you’ll feel like you’re working self-discipline—you’ll be a master of yourself.
Pop in your favorite season of Sex & the City and get a laugh from Samantha’s crazy escapades. Who cares if you’ve seen them for the hundredth time? They still have you rollin’!
5. Get one annoying thing done.
No one wants to clean out the fridge or compile monthly work reports. But then again, not getting these things done will make your fridge smell crappy, you look crappy in front of your boss and you feel crappy in the end. Suck it up, get that annoying thing done and then bask in the sense of initiative and accomplishment. It’s worth it.
|I am going to try Delilah's 10 tips for a good day although, I don't think I will do #8 while driving as it can prove hazardous to my health. My problem has always been the broken slip. I get home late and have to get the kids off to school. This year they will be in high school and college and I won't have to get up early to bring them to school. I am looking forward to trying all 10 tips out. Thanks Delilah|
|bella -- ojai|
I really enjoyed this article, especially step 9.
Often I am way too hard on myself. It's good advice to be kinder to ourselves. I think it makes me kinder to everyone. Thanks for the good info.
|Lately I've been trying #1 and it really helps! I've been getting up a little earlier for work and it feels nice to take my time eating breakfast while reading the paper or watching the morning news. It definitely beats rushing out the door.|
Going green is the "in" thing now but do you really Recycle?
|Indeed, I do!||46.9%|
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