Have a GREAT day!

Every morning like clock work, when I step into my office, I sit down and immediately prepare my TDL (to do list) for the day. I place a check box next to each agenda I plan to complete, and check them off as I go. This may come as a surprise to others, but the first box that I have to check off is, the one that says, “Have a GREAT day”! Yes, I purposely tell myself to “have a great day”, and believe it or not, it’s THE most important bullet on my list.

I aspire to live and lead my life with positivity, and if I’m not giving myself positive affirmations as such, then I allow others to “readjust my thermostat”. Immediately, my day goes from a cool 69, to a blistering 100 degrees, because I’ve allowed something someone said or did to get to me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to fight someone just to regain control of my thermostat. It’s easy to become distracted or allow something to disrupt your day, when you don’t start off positive.

Self-care is extremely important to me, because if I don’t take care of myself, then how am I going to be of service to someone else? If that’s the case, I wouldn’t be able to complete my job duties successfully, and I simply can’t have that happen, when so many people rely and depend on me. Besides, when my day is not going right, neither is my attitude! I know some people are probably saying and thinking, “It doesn’t take all that”, but it does when I want to be my best self!

What are you telling yourself? Do you think or speak of yourself with positivity? Or, are you waiting on someone else to be your “hype man”?

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue