7 Ways To Have A Great Day — Every Day
Being happy at work is the result of the everyday steps you take to get into a positive place and remain there. Here’s how.
I’ve written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like “don’t obsess about things.” Good advice, certainly, but general rules sometimes aren’t enough.
For most people, getting into–and staying in–a better mood comes down to the actions they take, rather than the rules they follow.
With that in mind, here are seven specific actions that you should take each day if you really want to squeeze the most juice out of your work experience.
1. Listen to or read something that inspires you.
Rather than distract yourself with news or “entertainment” that only adds to your stress, fill your quieter moments with music, books, and TED-like talks that are uplifting and help you aspire to be your best.
2. Make your body stronger and more resilient.
When it comes to physical condition, there’s no such thing as staying in the same place. At the end of the day, you’ve either gone downhill or uphill. Take time each day to exercise and eat well–at least enough so you’re headed in the right direction!
3. Review and hone your plans for the future.
You’ll make better decisions and be more satisfied with your results if you know that most of what you’re doing fits into your long-term plans and goals. That’s only possible if you keep those plans and goals in the forefront.