How do you turn a bad day around? Do you know how to hit the reset button so your entire day doesn't need to suck?
Let's face it, we can have every intention of having a productive and positive day and then things just don't click.
Do you have a plan when that happens or do you let the rest of your day go to waste?
I used to let situations like this throw me off completely and use that excuse to continue forward with a negative and unproductive attitude.
Here are 3 ways that are proven to help you turn a bad day into a good day. They have worked for me and I know they can work for you too.
- TAKE A BREAK - get away from your computer. If possible take a 20-30 minute walk outside without your phone. I know this can seem counter-intuitive when you are trying to be productive but it's a waste of time to sit at your desk and stare at the screen, unmotivated to do anything. You'll return refreshed and re-energized to tackle the rest of your day.
- DO A BRAIN DUMP - a lot of the time when we find ourselves having a bad day, it's because we are being reactive to everything that's going on around us. Emails, texts, social media messages, etc. The overwhelm of having to respond to everyone's requests as well as trying to conquer your to-do list can cause you to shut down.
Take a deep breath, stop multi-tasking and do a brain dump. Write down all the things that are on your mind. Even if you can't work on your list at that time, it will feel amazing to get your thoughts down on paper. You won't have to worry about remembering what's on your mind. You can get to your list when your top priorities for the day are done.
- GET FOCUSED - plan out your day before it even begins! As my mentor, Brendon Burchard says, "Your day often gets derailed because you didn’t start on the right track. At the beginning of the day, plan the projects you want to move forward, the people you need to reach out to, and the main things you must complete. Get focused."
I use his High Performance Planner, which can be found on Amazon. Being able to write down my thoughts and plan out my day takes about 10-15 minutes. This morning ritual has allowed me to have better control over my days. I stay focused on what really matters to me in my business.
When I have a bad day, I use one of the steps above to turn it around. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!
Continue to make small improvements each and every day so that you can live what I call, The Driven Life.
To Your Health and Happiness,
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