There will be days when there seems like nothing is going well. The back pain is flairing, the co-worker next to you finds it funny when he is a little extra annoying, and you can’t seem to get anything done (constantly interrupted).
A few weeks ago I felt like this and I remembered a great technique that always helps.
Remember 3 Good Things
I learned this trick from my friend Alex.
At the end of your day on your commute home (or if you work from home before you leave your home office) – remember 3 good things that happened to you that day.
They can be the tiniest things ever.
They could be:
- The cup of coffee you had this morning.
- The bird chirping outside your window.
- The smile of the new hire, so wet behind the ears that it’s fun to watch.
Whatever you can find, just focus on those three things and watch what happens. You’ll notice your mood change in a positive way.
This is a natural reaction. When you focus on the good stuff in your day, it’s a little reminder that there are good things in your life.
What are 3 good things that have happened in your day so far? Let’s talk in the comments section.
* Chris Brogan wrote a wonderful piece that made me want to work for him. He wants to help businesses develop their soul. It was beautiful. Go check it out – Soul of a New Business.
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