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5 Ways to Enjoy a Hectic Day
 
Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day exhausted and wondering if you got anything done?
 
It happens to everybody at one time or another. Yet sometimes getting things done can make you feel like jumping up and clicking your heels as you make your way out the door after a long day at work.
 
So, what makes you feel like a million dollars instead of feeling like you have been run over by a truck?
 
It’s a matter of planning with an attitude. Here are 5 ways to help you enjoy a hectic day so you’ll end up whistling a catchy tune all the way home.
Start With a Quick Plan.  Take a moment in the morning and write down 6 things you want to accomplish that day. Only 6 short items listed in the order of importance. Put your list where you can see it.
Let it Flow with Flex Time. Check your appointment calendar and add enough time in between tasks to walk slow, drive easy, smile, breathe, look people in the eyes, and refresh yourself with cool drinks of water.
Push, Then Breathe. When you feel yourself pushing, take a long deep breath through your nose, then push it out through your mouth. This gets oxygen to your brain so you’ll think more clearly. As you take your foot off the “push” pedal, imagine yourself relaxing on a warm beach. Remind yourself that you will only save a few seconds by hurrying.  
Appreciate. At the end of the day, take another few minutes to feel and express gratitude. Start with yourself and acknowledge what you did well that day. Now look around and appreciate everyone and everything that helped you through the day. 
Be Done. Check your Quick Plan, give yourself a pat on the back for what you accomplished and then throw the list away. You can make a new one tomorrow.
Now it’s time to start whistling a catchy tune, dote on a loved one and prepare for a good night’s rest. Nourish your body with good food and some enjoyable exercise before you turn out the lights.  
That pillow is going to feel so nice.  You did well, my friend.

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