What Makes For a Long Day?

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What Makes For a Long Day?

I was in the grocery story recently and the woman in front of me was about to leave the 6 pack of Mountain Dew that she had purchased.  The cashier caught the woman as she was walking away.  The woman responded by saying that “it would have been a long day without  them” (referring to the Mountain Dew).  While I don’t advocate caffeine addiction, I do know that on some days we all need a little something to help us through the day.

What Makes For a Long Day?

I am sure that it comes as no surprise to anyone that such a topic would turn into one of my blog post.  When we talk about long days, it seems to me that it is in reference to a day that we wish would soon come to an end soon.  As I pondered on that,  I came up with a short list of things that would put us in the “please hurry up and end this day” mindset.

  • Stressful day on the job
  • Too much going on at one time
  • Sleepy or in a state of unrest
  • Too much to do and not enough time to do it
  • Would rather be doing something else
  • Looking forward to an event or something at the end of the day
  • Doing absolutely nothing
  • Etc.

Just thinking about how much time is left before your day comes to an end can cause a sense of unrest and anxiety.  So this begs the question:  What can you do to speed the day up?”  Of course the answer is nothing, but you can alter your state of mind in order to make it through a day that seemingly won’t end. Or as Maya Angelou would say “If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  Don’t complain.”

What are some of the things you can do to make a seemingly long day more tolerable?  For me, it’s just another opportunity to “hit the reset” button and shift my focus.

“Every day presents another opportunity to hit the reset button on your life.”  Charita Cadenhead

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