Although it is only Tuesday, that is no reason to be a Debby downer. The holidays are approaching, which means there are so many positive things happening whether or not you realize it. Love, laugher and family will eventually take over your schedule enabling you to be around the people that you love.
We’ve all been there, whether it’s struggling through our 9-5’s watching the clock tick, just so we can clock out, rush home and probably just lay on the couch. Or working in our impossibly fast-paced professions where we are getting pulled in several different directions at once. Even though your life may feel like it is in shambles, there are so many things to be grateful about. First, the fact that you actually have a job to complain about. Second, knowing that your situations could be a lot worse than working hard and drinking a ton of coffee.
This Tuesday, make sure that you are leading your morning with a clear and optimistic mental―it will help you get through the day and the rest of the week. Hopefully, this post will encourage you to push through this week and continue to work hard. Here are 10 daily reminders that help me get through my work week.
1. The weekend comes every week.
Use these work days to work hard so you can party harder. If you are like me, every time Monday comes it feels like the following days are going to be the longest week ever. There probably isn’t a way to completely avoid this feeling, but the best way for me to get over my working woes is to think positively about the week to come. Always make sure to remind yourself that there are only 4 days until Friday and it will come sooner than you think.
2. Pray when you’re happy, pray when you’re sad.
Whether you are religious or not, prayer is more like self-reflection. Finding a good relationship with god is finding a good relationship with yourself, so don’t be afraid to have a little conversation with yourself ever now and then. Be sure to give schedule some alone time where you can wind down and speak positive vibes into existence.
3. Read something substantial.
This doesn’t mean you should go to the library and find a philosophy book. Just pick up a book that you are interested and read. Studies show that reading can be therapeutic, stimulating the brain by forcing it to focus on the story that is in session and temporarily taking your mind off of everything else.
4. Make sure to be productive.
Everyday when I wake up, I tell myself to make sure that I do something productive this day. Whether it is simply running errands or finishing a paper, I make sure to invest my time in something that needs to get done. From my experience, making sure to remind myself to be productive has helped me actually channel my energy to be productive.
5. The new day is a new start.
The beautiful thing about life is that every new day is a fresh start. Do not dwell on what you did or didn’t do yesterday because today is another chance for you to invest your time wisely. It’s another chance for you to get closer to your goals. Another chance at success. You have to believe that you are invincible and that anything you put your mind to can be achieved in due time.
Of course, these positive regimens are not guaranteed to turn your entire life around, but hopefully they have helped you create a more positive outlook on the day.