1) When you wake up, take five minutes or so to properly center your mind to start the day: meditate, pray, recite a few daily affirmations, whatever gets your head in the right space.
2) Keep Gratitude central to your day — look for things to be thankful for, no matter how small, and give them a silent nod.
3) Review your list and calendar to determine your priorities for the day — professional and personal.
4) Get some sort of exercise. At least 30 minutes per day. Preferably in the morning before your day otherwise gets underway. It might sound like something out of “Men’s Health” or “Yahoo SHINE”, but it’s true. Getting a bit of exercise makes your body feel better, which makes your head feel better, which helps your attitude.
5) Hydrate early and often throughout the day. It might sound like something out of “Men’s Health” or “Yahoo SHINE”, but it’s true. like exercise, staying hydrated makes your body feel better, which makes your head feel better, which helps your attitude.
6) Find three nice things you can do for someone else each day, trivial or otherwise, and do them, anonymously.
7) Take this basic tact toward your work every day: prioritize, focus on each task, take short breaks (in-between tasks), check things off your list (or note what is accomplished – either one).
8) Do something each day (read, listen, etc.) that gives you a perspective beyond your own, a sense of the world beyond your day-to-day. It will help you with perspective.
9) Find a little time to do something you enjoy each day. The duration or extent is less important than the action — nurturing yourself in some way each day is the important thing.
10) Remember that there will always be those better off, and worse off, than yourself. It’s where we are, how we are each day, that really matters. Happiness, like love, is a choice. Choose to be happy.