Today I have 8 points for you to read and to take action with.
1. THIS IS YOUR LIFE! OWN IT!
If you continue to tell yourself that somehow, somewhere, life is going to take care of itself. Absolutely NOTHING is going to change for the better for you. Unless you take action to do so. Life is not a rehearsal, and no one owes you anything. It’s time to start owning your life and start making better quality choices, and that begins with thinking better quality thoughts. Own your circumstances and change them. As I posted just recently (Day #122: You & Yourself) only you can make the change.
2. FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS BUGGING YOU!
The most comforting thing is finding someone or even better, several people who relate to your struggle. It is so easy to sit and complain with them about everything that is wrong. I suggest that you figure out what exactly the problem is and work on changing it for YOUR own good.
Work to fix the problem. Maybe fix yourself to solve the problem. – Chris Furlong
3. TIME TO MAKE A PLAN!
It’s going to make you feel instantly better to take out a piece of paper and plan out how you are going to make a change that will be more fulfilling to you. Or if you have some goals, or want to change this or do that, then what you need is a Push Factor! Are you sick of where you are? Then use that as a burning motivator to DO something about your situation! Your cause has to be greater than your fears!
4. USE THE NIGHT BEFORE TO PLAN FOR THE NEXT DAY
Monday mornings are the most difficult and anxiety filled days of the week! However, this applies for any day really. Therefore, it does not help you to walk into any morning with no game plan! In fact, an unplanned day makes for an unplanned week. For example: I make sure that Sunday night I have my Monday ready and set to go. This includes my routines ready for action, food prepped, shirts ironed and of course I have already spent time in the gym. I am ready to own Monday because I want to. I choose to! You should be ready to own each day because you want to. You choose to!
5. REST AND SLEEP BEFORE
Sleep earlier so that you can wake up well rested. If you do not like the day ahead AT ALL then pamper yourself on that evening. I realize this is far easier said than done when you have children and a family but do your best to take care of yourself on night. However you do it – make sure you have a relaxing routine in the evening to get your head in a rest mode before your back into work mode.
6. KEEP YOUR SCHEDULE LIGHT (IF YOU CAN)
If it is possible, try not to heap too much on yourself on a single day. Plan for a few tasks, usually those that are of highest priority. No need to stress yourself too much! Kicking off each day can be quick and easy or tough and dirty. Regardless, you should apply the same determination, attitude and willpower to whatever task it may be.
7. TAKE BREAKS!
Take a walk, speak to a colleague, get a drink of water. Do something to just blow off some steam! Connecting with another human being always helps redirect certain internal energies, especially when talking to someone you like. Grab a coffee, read the paper, you could even do some stretches. Whatever it is (even if it is quick) do something for a moment to reboot your mind.
8. BE THANKFUL!
Be truly and sincerely thankful of what you have. Each day is a new opportunity and that in itself we should be thankful for. It is sad of just how quickly we forget! Remind yourself of the blessings in your life, over and over again if you must. It’s so easy to lose sight and focus of what really, truly matters.
So will you EMBRACE today?