Monday, July 18th, 2016
We all want to have a successful day. We want every minute of our lives to count and bring us one step closer to achieve our dreams. But to achieve success, we need to invest in self-discipline and create a structure that leads us towards it.
Start with a great morning ritual. Your body and your mind need to be nicely initiated. It includes a great breakfast for starters. There are many things that you can add, such as meditation, a walk, a bit of reading, a shower, or else. It is up to you which activities make you feel ready for the day, really.
Before getting on with your tasks, it is essential that you prepare a schedule for the day. This way you will know what you should prioritise. Also, pick a goal for that day to feel motivated. Make sure that you spare time for breaks so that you can feel less tempted by distractions. A change of scenery is also good to boost your creativity and recharge your batteries throughout the day.
Concentrate on your work. It is a question of mindset. You got your schedule, you have your goal for the day, then make it happen. Only take extra work if you have space for it on your schedule. If you are fulfilling an order from above, try and figure out what won’t get done instead. Yes, there will be days when overtime will be needed. But they should be an exception, not a rule.
Eating is as important as anything else that you will do throughout your day, so make sure that you spare a decent amount of time for your lunch and dinner. Your body needs the right nutrients to get things done and to deal with stress.
Exercise. Especially if you work sitting down on a chair all day long, your body will need some exercising. What matters here is to move your body, and work on your posture, strength, and cardiorespiratory system. Your health will thank you in the future.
Laugh about something. “A day without laughter is a day wasted”, said Charles Chaplin. Laughing can be the best medicine for any problem or challenge you might be going through.
Summing-up: Structuring a successful day is about investing in good habits.Add some great rituals to your morning, get yourself organised before working, and concentrate on your work. Invest in healthy and mindful meals, plus physical activities and great laughs every day. With all these elements together, you are more likely to achieve your goals, feel less stressful, and go back home with a sense of accomplishment.