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All of us want to have an excellent day every day. However, having an excellent day every day is not always possible. There are many factors we do not control, but we control our responses to them.

What that means for you and I is we need to be ready to approach each day with a clear mind. Having a clear mind enables you to deal with a variety of situations.

Below are four steps you can take to have an excellent day.

Wake Up 15 Minutes Earlier Than Normal – The start of your day sets the tone for the whole day. Begin your day by waking up 15 minutes earlier than normal. When you wake up earlier, you do not feel as rushed as a normal day. Typically, 15 minutes will not leave you as groggy as you may think.

As a bonus to getting up early, take a few minutes and write five positive things you will accomplish during the day. Setting your goals, in a positive manner, will help you create a vision of how you will accomplish your day.

No Social Media Before Noon – One of the best things you can do is to set the tone for your day at the beginning of the day. To set the tone, you need to begin with a clear mind. One of teh best ways to start with a clear mind and to continue to have a clear mind is to stay off social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) until noon.

Doing this allows to you get your day moving without the drama that exists on social media. If your social media is anything like mine, it can be filled with political posts, random negative news and typical people drama. Do not start your day by turning on social media. Instead, start working before you turn on social media.

Do not let social media create your day; you create your day.

Eat Well Throughout the Day – Most people will fly through their day, especially the morning by eating food that does not give them the proper nutrients. One reason this happens is because of the small time constraints give themselves. Using #1 by waking up 15 minutes early will give you extra time to eat well.

Remember to give your body the nourishment it needs; not necessarily the quick and easy snack. A simple way to do this is to plan your day. I am not a “meal prep” type person, but I plan what I will eat and drink throughout the day. Give yourself some time to plan your meals and drinks throughout the day.

Also, drink water throughout the day. Put away the sugary drinks and concentrate on drinking half your body weight in ounces of water. For example, a 200 lbs person should drink about 100 ounces of water a day. By the way, coffee, carbonated drinks and sports drinks do not count as water.

Eat to live; not live to eat.

Sleep Well – Your body needs to rest. When you sleep, you give your body time to recover from all the activities during the day and prepare for the next day.

We all know the value of sleep, but the question is, “Are you getting enough sleep?”

Sleep well to be ready for another excellent day.

What other steps would you add to the list?

Just some thoughts,

Your Friends at G5 Wellness.