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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Reinersman


Updated: May 27, 2020

A universal truth is the sun rises and the sun sets. Its what each individual calls their “day” that is uniquely different. Next time you use the words “work day,” “daily,” “morning,” or “night,” think about how precious those finite seconds really are. ~ David M. Reile, Ph.D.

FOCUS ON: The End of the Day

Why focus on the end of the day? Because it sets you up for success for the next day! By reflecting on your day and writing down your accomplishments you can reduce stress and increase happiness. Here are 14 more tasks to implement in order to make a “clean break” as you walk away from your desk in the PM.

FOR PRACTITIONERS: Okay, Now Let’s Start The Day

Control, tone, attitude, prioritization…When you start the day off right, you are in control. Setting the proper tone for working comes from a positive attitude. If your priorities are set with time and importance level, then everything is in place for a successful day. Read more about good habits to get into each day:

GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE: What Keeps Women Entrepreneurs Awake at Night?

A survey of some 800 entrepreneurial women revealed issues, such as financial goals, stress, and optimism regarding their businesses work/life balance, kept almost 70% of women from sleeping soundly. Rieva Lesonsky, staff writer for Small Business Trends covering women in business, shares specific actions that women entrepreneurs can take to keep them from tossing and turning all night. Career counselors not only can offer these strategies to clients, but they may need to implement them in their own career! Read more.

TOP TEN: How Happy People Prioritize Their Day

Want specific ways to increase your happiness? Be sure to play to your strengths each day. Don’t forget to socialize with peers. And, of course, Breathe! After viewing the whole list of 10, commit to working on the one that you know you really need to improve right now.


“I will prepare and someday, my chance will come.” - Abraham Lincoln
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. - Marian Wright Edelman


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