– Prep for breakfast – Decide what’s for breakfast and assemble the ingredients, utensils and dishes for an effortless start.
Maybe the usual get up, rush and go has prevented you from enjoying the blessed stillness of dawn. Get up an hour earlier and use that the time to: Savour the silence. Watch the sunrise. Read. Pray. Meditate. Count your blessings. Write in your journal. Watch your children sleep. Stretch. Exercise. Early morning practices like these help to get your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional juices flowing. They stir up creativity and productivity – a perfect pair for a great day.
If you are one of those people who feel unmotivated and stuck in your job on a daily basis, you can turn that feeling around one day at a time. Think of at least one aspect of your job that you enjoy, regardless how insignificant it may seem. Maintain a sense of perspective and appreciation for your work by acknowledging how your list of duties impacts the overall purpose of the company.
In the busyness and frustrations of life, it is easy to forget the people who rely on you for their daily living. Acknowledge the role street vendors, shopkeepers, gardeners and taxi and bus drivers play in your life. Appreciation is a two-way street.
A person without life goals is like a leaf drifting aimlessly in the wind. Goals can rev your mental engine and keep it running as you move through your day. Start with a few small, manageable daily or weekly goals to experience the satisfaction of small and steady accomplishments.
Learn and share
Keep your mind open to learn not only about developments in your areas of interest but also from circumstances that take you off your planned path. Share your acquired knowledge because sharing enhances learning.
What leisure activity helps you unwind, refreshes you, engages your creative side? Even 30 minutes of leisure time daily can put a positive spin on a grueling day.