How To Make Every Day A Good Day
Our lives are made up of large collections of single days, constantly after one another. The sun goes up, sets, goes down and sets again. Ultimately we are able to choose the life we live and how we get to spend each one of these days as we see fit. Of course for some of us, these days can be harder to get from one day to the next, making it difficult to get out of bed. And then, we actually waste several days by not doing anything productive or worthwhile for us.
Over the past few years, I’ve begun to really look at each day as a gift; a day that shouldn’t be wasted by ‘what if’ or ‘if only’ but actually doing it and making something of myself. Of course, some days can be more challenging than others but here are a few ideas to help make each day count and make it a good one.
1 – Begin The Day Early:
Early mornings can be productive, energizing, peaceful and quiet. For working parents, this may be just the best start to your day because you have the time to get up and enjoy a cup of coffee before the kids get out of bed. And you can work on a to-do list to plan for the day, or fold laundry while watching your favorite TV show in peace. While it may be difficult for a few to get up early, setting your alarm maybe a half hour or hour before you know your kids get up will be extremely beneficial for you. Use it to your advantage to do what you truly want to do in the morning. This will help shape your mind for the rest of what the day has planned. Sometimes I get up and get a 30 minute workout in because it’s one of the things I loathe to do. Then, once it’s done I feel refreshed. And I also feel energized because I crossed something I did not want to do off my list for the day.
2 – Make Healthy Meals:
You’ve heard that the food we put into our bodies becomes the fuel on which our bodies run on. This is so true. It’s important to watch the foods that we eat and make sure we eat foods that will keep us full, and able to get from one thing to another. Include some protein in your breakfast, like by eating a black bean, egg and cheese burrito. The protein allows your body and mind to be sharper and clearer.
3 – Accomplish one big ask:
We all have work, requirements and projects that need to get done. Your to-do list may be longer than what you can accomplish in a day. So make the most of it and choose one big thing that you want to get done and get it done first. Then, move onto the next task at hand or make another big project for the following day. For instance, I wanted to learn more about website coding for a job as a medical transcriptionist. A company called iMedX offers online courses to not only keep you on top of coding techniques, but provides you with the tools and education you need to stay focused and sharp in your line of work. Completing these workshops and courses are big tasks that you might enjoy doing and crossing off your professional goals list. And then that allows you to make better choices at your job.
4 – Do one thing you love:
Of course there are many day to day requirements of living life with having dreams, goals, and hopes. You have hobbies that you love and activities that define who you are. Embrace these opportunities and better yet, bring some friends or family members along with you as well. These opportunities could be traveling for an assignment, training for a half marathon in your community, or volunteering at a shelter.
5 – Rest:
While it’s important to be productive during the day, it’s just as important to rest and get quality sleep as well. If you’re one to get things done at night, I’d suggest setting an alarm a half hour before you want to get into bed. This time should be for you to read a book, begin getting ready for bed with comfortable pajamas, slippers, a soft robe or just a cozy sweatshirts and leggings. Try to aim to get between 7-9 hours of quality, interrupted sleep every single night if you can. Not only will this keep awake and ready to take on the day but you won’t feel sluggish, exhausted, or tired when going to work.
I’m sure there are many other ideas out there to help you make every day a good day. Some other ideas could be writing in a gratitude journal of what you are thankful for, having a cup of coffee with a loved one, going on a long walk with a friend, or just organizing and cleaning your home. What are some ways you can make every day a good day for yourself and your family members?