How to Have a Fabulous Day
by GG of Peace, Love and Pretty Things
I enjoy being able to relax with my family for awhile before we get moving for the day. I haven’t figured out how to do this on weekdays, but on weekends I get up several hours before I have to be anywhere. I can straighten up and get organized for the day, cuddle and play with the kids, and eat breakfast. Everyone starts the day with a better attitude when they’re not rushed.
Dress for the occasion AND for your mood.
I have a 9 year old, 5 year old, and a 1 year old. I have to bend over, squat, and get on my knees a lot. If I’m planning a day out with the kids, I’m not wearing anything low cut, short, or tight. My point is that you’ll feel more comfortable, confident and easy breezy if your clothes work with you and not against you. You CAN be comfortable and sexy, trendy, sophisticated all at once.
Be realistic. Allow time for traffic, people running late, having to stop for gas, etc. Unfortunately, I’m known for running late and it annoys me that despite my indignation at this label, I consistently perpetuate it. I’m working on it. With three kids, you can’t plan for some things, but one thing I know I can do better is to allow more time for the unknown. On work days, sometimes I’ll block my calendar so I can have time to prepare for meetings or just simply regroup. I’m at my best when I have breathers throughout my day.
Go with the flow.
Be prepared for your plans to change. Keep your energy positive. Don’t get bent out of shape when things don’t go exactly according to plan. Unexpected changes don’t have to mean that the day is ruined. It’s OK to have plans, but when you can’t be flexible, you set yourself up to be disappointed. Life is unpredictable, so we should flow with it and not against it.
If you’re a music person (how can you not be?!), keep some positive, energizing tunes playing as much as possible throughout the day – at your desk, in your car, at the gym, etc.
Pay mindful attention to each situation or task you encounter. We are more likely to make mistakes when we are distracted or preoccupied. When you feel yourself getting frazzled, stop, breathe, count to ten. Slow down. It’s better to be in the right mindset than to drive yourself crazy trying to think about and do too many things at once. Plus, you’ll miss out on the small miracles and special moments when you’re not focusing. God is in the details.