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Five Tips for a Fabulous Day

by michellefieldllc on September 8, 2016

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A fabulous day doesn’t just happen. They actually take planning and forethought. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and have a really great day. Perhaps you received a surprise that was really good. Maybe, everything just fell into place. Could it be that the angels smiled that day and blessed you? Don’t get me wrong, I believe in miracles. But the creation of a fabulous day takes a little effort.

Make some decisions.

A fabulous day begins the night before. Make some of your routine decisions before you head to bed. It may be as simple as choosing what to wear, what you’ll have for breakfast or what you’ll pack for lunch. You don’t actually have to lay out the clothes or pack your lunch. The simple act of making a few decisions will help you sleep better.

Keep a pen and paper next to your bed.

Of course your phone is right there, why would I recommend good old fashioned paper and pen/pencil? I actually find that having to wake up enough to operate my phone is too much. Also, the light from your phone is stimulating. So, when you panic in the middle of the night or a brilliant idea comes to mind, you simply grab the paper and write it down. Don’t turn on any lights, just write. Even if you can’t read your scribble in the morning, the act of writing something in your own handwriting helps your memory.

Smile!

Before you check your phone or get out of bed, put a really big smile on your face. It doesn’t matter if you feel like it. Do it anyway. That smile can make a huge impact on the rest of your day. This is the time to decide to have a great day. Do it! I dare you!

Have a quiet time.

I confess, I fought this one for years! I believed that the extra 10-15 minutes of sleep were so important. What I learned is that we humans need time to transition from sleep to begin awake. It’s jarring to both the mind and body to jump into your day full speed. Take the first 10-15 minutes of your day and just sit, meditate or pray. Just don’t check your cell phone or email. It needs to simply be a time to become fully awake gradually. Now, this part of the day has become my favorite.

Eat breakfast!!

Yes, mom was right. If you start the day without any fuel, it’s all downhill from there. Grab something with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and, yes, fats. That means that a bowl of cereal just doesn’t count and neither does a smoothie if it doesn’t have protein in it. Again, make breakfast in advance. Make protein muffins or egg breakfasts in a muffin tin. Roll up breakfast burritos that you can grab on the run. Even a homemade shake is so much better than the store bought.

Now you are ready to face the day. Sure, things may still go wrong, but you are much better prepared to face them. Even if the whole day falls apart, remember that a bad day, week or month doesn’t make a bad life. Hang in there.

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Hugs,

Michelle

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