“Welcome back to 98.9 K99! … A recent study has shown that the average person has a total of 60 bad days a year. Would you rather have 60 bad days in a row or have them spread out over the year?”
The most objective answer I feel would be to have 60 bad days spread out over 365 days. The radio had listeners call in to debate over the two answers. I feel the larger debate here is the fact that the average person has 60 bad days a year! The radio host did not specify as to what is considered a “bad day,” but, does anyone else find 60 bad days a year to be an alarming number!?
60/365 is roughly 17%. So, the average person has over one bad day PER WEEK! What!?
I feel the debate over the number of bad days we have is less irrelevant than what we can do to decrease this number. With that being said, I want to offer my 5 points to having a great week!
5. Prepare accordingly
Whether it be prepping your meals, doing laundry, cleaning the house, putting in a couple hours extra work to do end of the week paperwork, or anything else that when completed results in less work for future days, do it. I find Sunday is the perfect day to set the intention for the week by getting organized. Making 2-3 days worth of meals in advance will cut back on time spent cooking. Laundry and other house work calls for less time having to clean during the week. Doing the little things on Sunday will make your Monday morning a lot more enjoyable. Don’t put off what you can do today until tomorrow.
4. Set weekly goals
Take 10 minutes and write down what you want to achieve each day. Daily and weekly goals should be achieved at a 95% rate and serve as checkpoints for longer term goals. On top of writing down your goals, note everything on a task list that requires completion during the week. At the top of the list put the topics of highest urgency then so on and so forth. Making a checklist of tasks and then crossing off the tasks as you complete them will provide healthy positive reinforcement and a sense of accomplishment.
3. Exercise each morning
Start your day with 20-60 minutes of some form of exercise. Personally, I wake up and foam roll and do a mobility routine. You don’t have to wake up at 4am and run 5 miles to feel good. Wake up, go for a walk, run, or find a yoga/mobility routine you like and stick to it! Getting the blood flowing right away in the morning will lead to happier, healthier days.
2. Have a routine
Having a routine is the key to success in anything in life. When your habits drive your day, results begin to compound. Wake up and have morning routine that makes you feel good. I like to get up, turn on some motivational personal development, stretch, make breakfast, shower, then onto my work routine. Find out what works best for you in the AM and stick to it!
1. Don’t sweat the small shit, just smile.
The easiest way to let a good day turn bad is to allow something small to change the direction. If something happens that throws your mojo off, take a deep breath, let it go, and move on. Too often we let little shit make big waves. When you have an attitude that everything that happens is your fault you will begin to live more freely. And SMILE. Just fucking Smile.
11 For 30. Let’s crush this week!