October 4, 2023

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Day

Each day is a choice. It can be just another day or a day that really matters.  There are days when everything is working out just right and days when you want to throw in the towel.  Taking charge of your days and making them count will cause great success in every area of your life.

I always used to evaluate my days on a scale of “good” or “bad.” My day was based on whether I got all my emails sent out and whether I finished my projects.  As you can imagine I did not have many “good days.”  I also dreaded most of my days and weeks instead of embracing my days and looking forward to new opportunities and journeys. I realized how unhappy I was and I began to make a shift.  One area I looked at was how much time I spent with people at work.  I like to check-in on my staff and make sure things are good for them.  This is a relationship-building time and it is very important to me.  One thing I did wrong was not count this as something that mattered.  It was not written on paper so I could make a check and say, ” this is done!” but it was just a tiny task that really meant nothing–just something I could put a check mark beside. These relationship sessions are a large part of my day and seemed to make more of a difference than any tiny email or report I could complete.

As I began to see my days differently, I no longer had bad days like before.  I started feeling like each and everyday I wake up matters and I can show for it in the relationships, conversations and positive actions that were being changed.  Now, each night I go to bed, I can rest knowing that I gave it my all that day and even when I did not get all my emails completed I still made my day count!

Here are three tips for making sure you make your day count:

Write out everything you want to accomplish in the mornings–from small tasks to big projects. Get it all down so you can focus on your plans for the day.

Don’t dread your days.  Each day is an opportunity to change lives.  You might not feel like it in the mornings, but if you focus on success, usually your day starts changing.

Review all you did at the end of the day and celebrate!  You made your day count.