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One Simple Step to Make Your Day Better

Life coach coffee cup that says "today is going to be a good day".If you’ve been following me for a while, you know it’s essential for me as a life coach to get my time in the morning for reflection and visioning, so my day starts off right.

I spend thirty minutes …. to a delicious full hour or more … reading, writing appreciation lists, listening to inspiring podcasts, etc.

In one of my audio sessions, I came across this wonderfully enthusiastic, happy man, who asked himself a simple question … a question that clearly changed the entire trajectory of his life!

So, I began to ask myself the same thing. And I found it makes all the difference in how my day goes.

What am I going to do today to STAY happy?

That’s a very different question than the one this overachiever typically asks, which is …

What do I need to DO today?

And here’s the irony. What I need to do today is manage my energy, so I stay happy!  Truly happy.   And that often means not allowing myself to get caught up in the daily grind of doing.

So this very morning when I posed this question, I wrote down ….

I’m going to start with an appreciation list that focuses on how blessed I am … and particularly blessed to do the work I do.

I’m going to take 20 minutes this afternoon to do something I love … a guided meditation that always gives me an energy boost!

I’m going to think about and visualize the different segments of my day and “pre-pave” how easily everything goes.

I’m going to catch my knee feeling good and focus on the times there’s no pain.

I could say more, but you get my drift.

I really want you to try this.  It’s one thing to read about it and have it sound like a good idea.  It’s quite another to feel the significant shift it makes in your morning and throughout your day!

The bottom line:  You don’t have to wait for someone or something to “make your day.” 

You can do it all by yourself.



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Meet Denise: Denise Hedges is a Business Development Coach and Speaker Coach for small business owners who want to be more comfortable, confident, and successful with their sales and marketing efforts. She specializes in helping them use speaking as a way to dramatically improve their results!