In order to be productive for the week, it’s important to let go of any stressors that may have developed throughout the day. If we hold on to daily stressors, we may wear our mind and body down overall. Also by holding on to yesterday’s stressors, this helps us to focus more on the next day stressors which will make it difficult to get in solution mode for solving them.
I discussed a few months ago about How important it is to start your day with a boost of positivity. I will say this post is part 2 of that post. I don’t think that we can have a positive way to start the day routine without having a positive way to end the day routine.
So, let’s get on with it.
1. Giving thanks.
A. This is one of my favorite and you can use this one for starting and ending the day. It just something about finding thankful moments put the mind in a better place. One way to complete this is by journaling. Write down your thankful moments. I love writing my thoughts down.
B. Since your mind is in a positive place, why not keep the positivity going with by making a list of your accomplishments for the day. Okay, you have documented thankful and accomplishment moments. If you still have some tasks left on your to do list, don’t feel bad, just add them to the next day.
I have found myself adding more tasks before completing other tasks and this cause me to feel overwhelmed which was the reason for the post, Don’t Stress! Go for a laugh.
If you have accomplished every task on your to do list, jot down 3 tasks that you want to work on the next day. This helps give you a great start to step 2, Make a to do list .
2. Relaxing activities. As I discussed in Simple Way To Relieve Stress, sipping some calming tea & doing absolutely nothing is another way to end the day great. This gives you time to calm your mind down from the activities of the day and just relax. It’s like unplugging from it all. All it consists of is enjoying your time doing absolutely nothing.
A spa bath is another great one I love to do also. I get my candles, soft music, lavender oil, epsom salt, stress reliever by bath & body works and I am all in.
3. Give yourself a bed time and stick to it. I discussed the importance of getting the recommended amount of sleep in 5 Tips to Reduce Stress. This is very difficult for me. I struggled with this one daily. I was doing fine with it a few months ago but I can’t say that now.
I try to give myself a bed time but than I think of an idea or I want to research something for the blog and there goes my bed time. My husband will roll over and ask, “You still up?” “Yes, I just need a few more minutes,” I reply. Ha, those minutes turn into a hour or hours. I am working on it though.
There you have it. Work in progress is definitely the definition of my life and I love it because I am taking control and working on doing better. Some days are easier than others. I am learning to enjoy progress.
I hope you enjoyed reading about 3 Positive Ways to End the Day and I would love to hear about some ways you participate in to end your day.
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