3 Strategies to Finish Your Day StrongSep 17, 2023
Ever notice that the last words of a conversation are the ones you remember? For example, the last sentence your spouse says in the morning as you walk out the door. The concluding words of a team meeting. A song that sticks in your head is most likely the last one you heard before starting work.
This principle also applies to your work day. The concluding actions of yesterday ring loudly as you greet tomorrow-becoming-today.
Here are three strategies for you to finish your day strong so you prepare for a productive tomorrow:
Complete a Task
Interruptions are a given; an expected, regular occurrence. You grab the hose and put out fires daily.
The byproduct of these chronic productivity hiccups is incompleteness. You struggle to complete a task. That’s an emotional withdrawal from your mental mindset account.
Find a task, even a small one, to complete before you quit work for the day. 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 50,000 feet. Yet from where your feet hit the ground, it’s a tough act to balance. Harmony is a better way to think about it. Work demands more time and attention at certain times. Other times, the cadence is more flexible.
Do this one thing: commit to fun with your family and friends whenever possible. Serendipity is the objective. A sudden game of “Pretty, Pretty Princess” with your daughter. An impromptu football throwing with your son. A romantic meal you cook at home for your honey. Shooting hoops with the guys. A spa trip with the sisterhood. It’s all fun!
Commit to fun. Schedule it. Budget it. Do it.
Your productivity increases.
Cut off the TV
When 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. Give your mind something positive to process overnight. Wake up more refreshed.
Finish your day strong. Enjoy a better tomorrow.
Create a positive work culture that connects people, productivity and profits.
How do you finish your day? Discover bests practicies with “3 Strategies to Finish Your Day Strong” from Dr. Joey Faucette, Executive Coach, best-selling author, and Positive Culture Architect.
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