3 steps to overcoming a bad day

We all have bad days, when things just don’t go right, or a meeting goes sideways and really throws off our mojo.  It can make you not want to be social and cause a detrimental impact on your ability to do business.

So, how do you get out of the “funk” of a bad day so the rest of your week isn’t shot?

1. Stay positive.
The saying “a bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life” really puts things into perspective.

Procrastination happens the most when we are in a bad mood, and productivity happens when we are happy.  So work hard on your mood and staying positive as it really will have an effect on the outcome of your day.

2. Set up a self-rewarding system to keep you motivated.

Rewards are responsible for three-quarters of why you do things.  A self-reward can be as simple as a coffee break or going to the gym, to something larger like going out to dinner, or a weekend getaway.  It is important that you recognize the progress you make daily and celebrate it.  A reward will also help your mood, which in turn will keep you positive and productive.

3. Have a peer group available to you.

Friend therapy or co-worker therapy is so beneficial to keeping you on track and keeping things real. A happy, productive you, will attract great friendships. Remember, the groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. Business networking groups can broaden your connections and provide you with people you can bounce business ideas off of.  Friends who makes you laugh or you can commiserate with can help alter your bad mood and keep your day on track.

These are simple steps that really can make a difference in your life and in your business.  Here’s to more good days ahead!

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