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How To Have A Good Day Every Day

As you stumble out of bed and into the shower a new
day begins. So how can you make it more likely that it
will be a good or even great day? 

Here are two tips that should help. 

1.  Get some positive information into your mind over breakfast

Start your day with something that does not get you down
or makes you feel powerless to change your life
or the world in some small or bigger way e.g.
Reading a few new posts from positive, funny or
uplifting blogs or websites.
Listening to a podcast that boosts your motivation.
Reading a chapter from a book that inspires you. 

2. Build a right thing string

Doing what you deep down think is the right thing will
make you feel good. It will boost your self-esteem and
put a spring in your step for an hour or more.  

Start by doing something that you deep down think is the right thing.  

Do it right now. 

Give a genuine compliment to someone at work or in
your life. Help someone who seems lost with directions.
Unclutter your work space for 2 minutes. Go and work out.  

Then add another thing that you think is the right thing to do.  

Eat an apple instead of an unhealthy snack.  

When you feel like judging someone in your life or on TV
or in the newspaper try to find a kinder and more
understanding perspective. Be generous and compassionate.
A lot of things we easily take offence or umbrage from are not
deliberate on the part of other people. Most often they are just
a simple mistake with no harm intended. 

Smile and ask how someone’s day is going (and really
listen to the reply).  

Then add another thing. And another.  

Build a small string of doing the right things during
for example 10-30 minutes to boost your energy
and the positive feelings you have about yourself
and your life. 

Continue the string during your day as best you can. 

After you have added a right thing to your string –
no matter how small it is – make sure to take a
few seconds to pause and to appreciate the good
thing you did. 

Action Exercise:

Try one of these tips to have a great day. 

At Resilient Minds we help our clients to develop a mindset of
long-lasting resilience so they can perform at high levels on the
really important things in both their work and personal lives. 

Have a great week. 

Jamie Ford

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today  
is what matters most.”

Buddha   

www.resilientminds.co.nz
Thought Leaders in Resilience, Productivity, and Wellbeing
Jamie +64 21 772 079

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