A Formula for the Best Day Ever PT. II

It’s ridiculous to think your best day is an accidental collision of fortunate events. I admit that good accidents might happen – if you wait long enough. But why wait?

End your day on a good note if you want to sing tomorrow.

Song bird

End your day on a good note if you want to sing tomorrow.

How to begin your best day tonight.

#1. Rest is the foundation for success. (Part 1)

#2. End work when things are going good.

Stop work before you’re exhausted, stuck, or frustrated.

Hemingway said: “Stop when you are going good.”

In an interview with George Plimpton, Hemingway said, “You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the next day when you hit it again.”

#3. Brain Dump at the end of the day.

Use pen and paper to:

  1. Record one or two points of gratitude.
  2. Set one must-do for tomorrow. Tomorrow is unpredictable. Choose one thing you must do unless the house burns down.
  3. Make a list of things that need to be addressed. Focus on tomorrow, not next week. Give your brain permission to relax. List whatever comes to mind. You aren’t committing to follow-through on everything on your list.

#4. Shut down and declutter.

  1. Shut down everything on your computer and power it down.
  2. Clean off your desk. Throw away scraps of paper. Hide sticky notes. Give yourself a clean environment to begin your day.
  3. Place your journal or notepad and pen on the corner of your desk. They’re waiting for your morning routine. (Watch for Pt. III.)
Fortune cookies.

End-of-day habits predict the quality of tomorrow.

End-of-day habits predict the quality of tomorrow.

What end-of-day habits sabotage tomorrow?

What end-of-day habits help set the stage for a great day tomorrow?

Bonus material:

4 Creative ways to Start Your Day | Leadership Freak

5 Ways to End Every Day With a Positive Attitude | Inc.com

How to End Your Day on a Positive Note (entrepreneur.com)