Never Just Try to Get Through Your Day

Anything you prepare for and anticipate will be more satisfying than something mundane that you take for granted. You can put significance on anything in your life to make it more meaningful. Rather than going through your day on autopilot, try making each event in your day noteworthy.

Don’t just brush your teeth because you have to. Turn it into a cleansing ritual and expect that when you’re finished you’ll feel better and have a better outlook on your day. You’ll be surprised how this really does work. Your day can be changed entirely by such simple things.

Take time to prepare your meals. Look at chopping vegetables as an art form rather than a task you would like to avoid. Cook slowly and deliberately. Smell the ingredients you’re using before you use them and then try to differentiate those smells as you cook.

Whatever work you do, approach it as a master craftsman. Whether you’re a clerk, a programmer, a supervisor or a salesman, ask yourself how you can be better today. What can you bring to your job or profession that no one else can or will do?  Whatever your job is, it’s significant and you can be significant in it if you’re willing.

When you drive, don’t think of your trip as a way to get from point A to point B. Instead, plan to take a different route (maybe shorter or maybe longer) so you can see a beautiful landmark or observe an event. And consider it a challenge to give grace to the other unfortunate drivers who are in such a hurry to get somewhere that they’re yelling at you to get out of the way.  

Never just try to get through your day. You only get so many of them. Have no zero days.

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