As soon as you read that title you probably had a few ideas of things that always seem to mess up your day, right? Maybe it’s rain on a day you had planned to spend at the park. Or when your car runs out of gas just before payday. Or when you’ve finally paid off all of your bills for the month and something breaks in your house. Or even minor things, like misplacing your keys or forgetting an item at the store. But it’s definitely likely that something has happened to you in the past that really massed up your day.
What’s happening in your day?
When it comes to preparing for the day chances are you have at least a few things figured out. You know what you want to do, but you may not actually be able to accomplish those things the way you planned. The key is to start out by planning the things that you absolutely have to accomplish. Then, plan out a few things that you’d like to accomplish (maybe things that aren’t quite due yet but it would be good to get a head start on). Then, add in a few things that you’d like to do but there’s no rush to get to.
By creating a plan and organizing it so you know the most important things as well as things that can wait, you can help yourself to feel a whole lot less overwhelmed. You’ll be able to take it a little easier rather than treating all of the items on your to-do list as if they are equally important.
When something messes up your day
So, what about when something pops up that really messes up your day? The first thing you need to do is decide if it’s actually messed up your day or if it’s only messed up part of the day. Spilling something on your shirt before you leave the house hasn’t messed up your entire day. It only means you need a few extra minutes to change your shirt. Getting into an accident, however, can mess up your entire day. Accidents where no one is injured often feel like more of a hassle than anything because you’re behind on everything that you wanted to do for the day.
Overall, the best thing that you can do is recognize that things won’t always go the way you want them to. In fact, there will be a lot of times when something comes up and interferes with the things you wanted to do in a day, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it derail everything.
Getting your plans in order
When things seem like they’re spinning out of control, one of the quick and easy wins you can have for the day is to pick up a couple lottery tickets. You never know, you might win a jackpot that lets you hire someone else to take care of your daily errands.