Three Mindshift Tips For A Better Day

What we say to ourselves highly affects the outcome of our day-to-day life.  So often, we are in a sour mood or do not want to go to work.  Our mind listens to what we are saying, and our subconscious will begin to look for the negative, if that is how we are mostly thinking.

Many years ago, I began doing these three simple, but powerful steps that have changed my outlook and what my days are like completely.  My Mondays are great, so are my Tuesdays, Wednesdays, etc. all because of a “mind-shift.”

1. Get prepared mentally on Sunday.  “Yes, I am going to work on Monday, and I am very fortunate to have a job to go to and great people to work with.”  Positive self-talk, make it a practice, do not let yourself be negative about Monday.  Those of us who have jobs should be very thankful.  I am sure you all know many who wish that they had a job to go to on Monday.

In preparing, get everything that you need to get ready in advance, clothes, lunch, and any work things that need to go with you.  The better prepared for Monday the easier the morning will be.  I even get my coffee pot ready so I can have a good cup of coffee before I head to the office.

2. What do I need to do tomorrow?  I do a lot of mental preparation for Mondays as well as each day after.  The more I mentally prepare myself, i.e., mental lists, attitude checks, thinking through what the day may bring, the better I can handle what comes up.

I always make sure I tell myself that “things may not always go as I want them to, and I need to be flexible to go with the flow.”  Do not get so set in how you think the day should go.  If you do, you will be very stressed and frustrated if it does not go “your way.”

3. What positive impact can I have?  In my work environment, with my customers, co-workers and employer and also at home.  Taking time to think about what I can do to make tomorrow a better day for everyone I come in contact with makes a huge difference.  This does not only make a difference in my day, but also with those that I encounter.

Recognizing that I can and do make a difference has been very powerful in my life and actual performance at work.  Remember attitude is our choice.  What do you choose?

Keep moving forward,


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