If you’re anything like me, as a kid, you were the biggest fan of rules. You felt like you were in a cage and just wanted to do the exact opposite of what the rule suggested.
But as I grew up, I realized the importance of strategic rules for achieving the things I wanted to achieve. I realized that certain rules increased my productivity & positivity 10 fold. They changed the way I performed in school, in business & in life.
Rules are important and if used, correctly, can get you where you want to go faster. If used incorrectly, they can land you in JAIL (bars picture)
In this post, I’m going to share with you the 1 rule I use to stay productive & positive that I use every single day.
By the end of this post, you will know exactly how to boost your happiness and as a result, make your productivity skyrocket.
So without further a due, let’s get into it.
I can credit a huge portion of my happiness to one rule— The One Day Rule.
The One Day Rule is what helps me feel great about myself every single day. It makes me feel more confident and allows me to be more productive, and enjoy time spent working towards my goals a lot more.
Essentially, the One Day Rule increases the number of good days and decreases the number of bad days. It’s that simple.
If you’re having a bad day, it’s easy to let that turn into a bad week, and let that bad week turn into a bad month, and that bad month to turn into a bad year.
Our brains are really good at snowballing negative emotions, making it feel like this storm is never going to pass. Our Brain is a master at giving fuel to the fire of negativity.
Enter the One Day Rule.
The One Day Rule is simple: If you’re having a bad day, if you’re having a day that feels like nothing is going right, keep all of that stuff in that day. Don’t let it come with you to the next day.
Leave the stress, the anxiety, the worry, the sadness, in that day. Leave all that stuff in Tuesday.
Realize that every day is a fresh start and an opportunity to decide how the day is going to go. You can decide that today is going to be amazing.
Don’t bring the baggage of the failed test, the break up, the embarrassing moment, too today. Leave it behind.
It’s easy for us to stack all of the terrible things that have happened to us. We have one failure, on top of a stressful work shift, on top of getting no sleep, on top of a deadline we need to meet, of course we are going to feel overwhelmed.
This will cause us to take steps backwards in our productivity & positivity. It will have our minds focusing on all of the bad instead of looking at all of the good.
BUT, It’s very difficult to experience those negative emotions if we are fully in the present, thinking about what is going on RIGHT NOW. It’s very difficult to experience all of that stress, negativity, laziness if we left it behind YESTERDAY.
Of course there will be circumstances that will have you feeling less than ideal emotions for more than a day. There will be times that throw you off for weeks even months. You can STILL use the One Day Rule to feel even just a little better.
I know what you’re thinking, But how? That sounds nice and all but how do you actually put it into practice?
It’s really simple. All you need to do is…
Make a list twice a day. The first one is going to be first thing in the morning. This list is going to be all of the emotions and things you want to experience today.
Joy, excitement, laughter, inspiration, productivity, happiness, anything & everything. Make that list first thing when you wake up.
Second list is going to be right before you go to bed. Make a list of all of the emotions and experiences you want to let go of.
The stress, the anger, the frustration, the sadness, the laziness. Make a list and once it is done, make the conscious decision to LET IT GO (FROZEN FUNNY MOMENT)
That is the One Day Rule. That is how you take back control of how you feel on a daily basis. That is how we consciously leave the things we don’t want to feel in the previous day.
You are in control of what you bring into the next day as well as what you leave behind. What you decide to bring with you will be a determining factor of how you feel, how productive you are, and your overall level of happiness.
Make your list and get back in control of what you bring to your day.
Until next time, keep creating an epic life.
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