By Younas Chaudhary
How do you make every day your best day? Here are a few tips:
1. The early bird catches the worm
Yes, this is true in every sense and I have seen it throughout my life. I wake up daily between 5 am and 6 am and I have done this consistently since an early age. If you want to have a successful day, it is important that you get up early and start your day with proper planning.
2. Start with positivity and gratitude
I begin my mornings with a positive affirmation that I will make today the best day ever. Interestingly, I talk to myself, and instill self-confidence to face daily challenges that might come up. I thank God for giving me the ability to breathe and have good health for another day. I feel blessed. This gives me energy with confidence in handling and managing my day-to-day tasks happily.
3. Pre-plan your day
Pre-planning is important and I write down my task list for the day, and update it for the week, and the month. Pre-planning keeps you on schedule, helps you manage time, and allows you to spend valuable resources on things that matter.
4. Always write things down
Before computers arrived, I carried with me a paper planner and a spiral bound notebook wherever I went. I would plan my activities and write down important tasks and meeting notes. Email has tremendously enhanced communication, boosted our productivity, and allows us to prioritize, plan ahead, share and manage projects much better.
5. Take a detached view of things
When I fail, I do not hold a grudge. I believe there is a good reason for that failure. I believe God has planned something bigger and better waiting for me ahead.
6. A little prayer helps
I try to practice spirituality in my daily life. I am not a religious person. I regularly pray to God for positive direction and guidance to be a useful and better person for others.
7. Appreciate people around you
Openly thank people around you who make your life meaningful and better. It is not only the highly educated top professional people that matters, it’s all the other support people around you who also matter. It is the general office staff, the maintenance crew, the cleaner, the driver, the security guard, the waiter etc. who work hard to keep everything going well for us. In my house, I regularly thank the caregivers and other staff who take care of the home and my wife 24/7 with such compassion and dedication.
8. Lastly, be consistent and go to bed on time
I believe small positive acts done consistently will help you build good habits that last. For example, if you start flossing and continue this regularly for a period of time, it will become your long-term habit. In everything you do, being consistent matters. I go to bed by ten almost every night, a habit that I began in my youth. Enjoy your day and wind up early at night. Blessings.
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not represent the opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated. Further, I make no warranty regarding the accuracy or effectiveness of my recommendations, and readers are advised to consult other advisors as well as their own judgments in making business decisions.