Most business professionals today that we coach are overwhelmed. They get to the end of the day with an ever expanding to-do list and fall exhausted into the evening commute. They return the next morning after reversing the commute and fall exhausted into their desk chair, thinking, “Here we go again…”
And yet there are those who do more in a day than most do in a month. Who increase their sales with greater productivity and get out of the office earlier. Who make a life and a living.
You wonder, “What is their secret?”
One of their secrets is this: they finish their day strong. They understand that the concluding actions of yesterday ring loudly as you greet tomorrow-becoming-today. Want to join them?
Here are 3 Positive Strategies to Finish Your Day Strong:
Complete a Task
Daily, you face unanticipated interruptions. You put out unexpected fires. These chronic productivity hiccups prompt you to experience incompleteness. Some days, you rarely complete a task and that’s an emotional drain.
Find a task, even a small one, to complete before you leave for home. Arrange your desk. File papers or documents. Make tomorrow’s to-do list. Anything.
Completing one task at the end of your day creates a positive sense of satisfaction that greets you the next morning. It’s refreshing to walk in and re-experience yesterday’s success. It launches your confidence for completion in a new day.
Commit to fun with family and friends
You read a lot about work/life balance which looks great from 30,000 feet. Yet from where your feet hit the ground, it’s a tough act to balance.
Commit to fun with your family and friends for this evening as a starter. Define fun with them. Playing “Pretty, Pretty Princess” with your daughter. Tossing football with your son. A romantic meal you cook at home for your Honey. Shooting hoops with the guys. A spa trip with the sisterhood.
Commit to fun. Schedule it. Budget it. Do it. Increase your productivity with it.
Cut off the TV
If you go to sleep immediately following the evening news or an episode of The Walking Dead, guess what your subconscious works on overnight? Fixing the national deficit. Catching a murderer. Running from zombies.
Instead, cut the TV off at least 10 minutes before you go to sleep. Write in your Work Positive Gratitude Diary and name 3 positive experiences from the day. Give your mind something positive to process. Wake up more refreshed.
Finish your day strong. Do more in an hour than most business professionals do in a month so you can leave the office earlier to do what you love with those you love as you Work Positive in a negative world.
Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), coach, and speaker who helps professionals increase sales with greater productivity and get out of the office earlier. Contact us here at “Simply” Sue Speaks! or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-766-3155 to book Dr. Joey for your next event.