Seven Ways To Have A Great Day

Too many of us spend our days in the mistaken assumption that how we feel is outside our control. Here are seven simple steps to making sure that each day is the best that it can be. Try these for a few days and you will be amazed at how much better you feel about yourself.

Step #1 - Be grateful. Start your day in short silent contemplation of everything that is good in your life. Take the time to be grateful for simply being alive, your health, the love around you and the skills and talents with which that you have been gifted.

Step #2 - Do everything to the best of your ability. Whether it is taking out the garbage or doing a complicated job, give yourself the satisfaction of knowing that you could not have done any better and that you gave it your all.

Step #3 - Exercise your body and your brain. A simple jog around the block to get the blood flowing or a full workout, depending on your fitness levels, is just what your system needs to function at its peak. But don't get into a rut. Try to do a little more or do a different exercise every day. Similarly, don't forget to give your brain a workout too, by learning a new skill, reading a challenging article or occasionally doing mental math instead of always using a calculator.

Step #4 - Take time for you and your family. Among all the jobs well done and the exercise routine, it is important to give time to those around you. We all need to give and show love and to smile and laugh at the absurdities of life. Make sure to schedule this into your day.

Step #5 - Cut out the c**p. Look at the bad things in your life and work to eradicate them little by little. Quit smoking, start eating healthily, drink less and cut down on the TV hours. Time and life are too precious to waste on dangerous ingestions and mind-numbing entertainment. And every time you manage to lose a bad habit, reward yourself.

Step #6 - Look back with pride. At the end of each day, spend a little time in review. Be proud of what you achieved today. Understand what went well and what was not so good but don't be too harsh on yourself for what you didn't do, you will do better tomorrow.

Step #7 - Finally, plan an even better day tomorrow. Before you go to sleep, map out the next great day. What must you do? What do you want to do? When will you be with the family? What is your new goal?

Now you can go to sleep sure in the knowledge that you did your utmost today and that tomorrow will be even better.

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    headshot: David Beroff in St. ThomasDavid Beroff started writing software at the age of 11, and was teaching Computer Science at Rutgers University by the time he was 18. After designing software for two decades, he started his own Internet marketing firm in '95; one of his company's earliest successes was, a free feedback-form service that was later sold to Wondermill.

    Beroff had bought and sold four million voluntary, opt-in email leads generated with properties like LeadFactory and SuperTAF before the business failed in '07. He is the author of the book, Turn Funny Email into CASH!, and is currently developing a new social media site,

    He has two grown children, and now lives outside of Scranton with his girlfriend and five cats.

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