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7 Surprising Ways to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today

Sigh . . . are you having a bad day?

Yep, we’ve all been there.

You’re tired, you’re bored, your boss dumped a huge project on your desk, the printer is broken, and someone ate your lunch out of the office fridge.

“I don’t see your name on it, Karen!”

This day sucks and the future doesn’t look so bright. But before you crawl back under the covers or start saving for a rocket ship ride to the moon, just humor me and let’s see if we can find your spark again.

In today’s video, you’ll learn 7 surprising ways to make tomorrow better than today.

The video transcript is below for your convenience.

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Video Transcript

Sigh . . . are you having a bad day?

Yep, we’ve all been there.

You’re tired, you’re bored, your boss dumped a huge project on your desk, the printer is broken, and someone ate your lunch out of the office fridge.

“I don’t see your name on it, Karen!”

This day sucks and the future doesn’t look so bright. But before you crawl back under the covers or start saving for a rocket ship ride to the moon, just humor me and let’s see if we can find your spark again.

In today’s video, you’ll learn how to make tomorrow better than today. Let’s go!

Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, a former book editor turned life coach. I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home. I’m a Life Editor . . . and so are you!

Before I tell you how to make tomorrow better than today, please give this video a big thumbs-up and hit that subscribe button so you won’t any of my life editing tips.

I once worked at job that made me so miserable that I would get violently sick on the drive to work every morning. I’ll just let you sit with that visual for a moment.

It was the worst time of my professional career in publishing, but within 3 months I had completely transformed my health, gained back my confidence, and was offered 2 new jobs for a lot more money.

No matter how miserable you’re feeling right now, you can make tiny edits to lead yourself to a happier life.

Here are 7 surprising ways to make tomorrow better than today.

1. Wake Up Earlier

I know, I know! When every day is awful, the last thing you want to do is get up earlier and have more minutes of misery.

Hear me out: when you get up earlier, you have more time for self-care.

Those extra minutes can help you get in the right headspace to face the day. You’re preparing for war so get up early if you want to win.

2. Strike a Power Pose

You’re not Wonder Woman, but you can steal her confidence. This awesome idea comes from the book Presence by Amy Cuddy, and I’ll leave the link below this video.

Stand with your feet wide and your hands on your hips. Open your chest and imagine the strength of a thousand superheroes flowing through your veins.

This power pose will boost your confidence for hours afterwards, so maybe you won’t scream at your boss.

3. Wear Your Favorite Outfit

Nothing makes your day better than looking like a million bucks. Throw on your favorite dress, style your hair, and wear those shoes that make you feeling like you’re stomping on your enemies.

Whenever I need extra mojo, I wear the color green. Maybe because it’s fresh like the Earth, or because it’s the color of money, or because I look like a Kryptonite, slowly poisoning anyone who would dare challenge me.

4. Give Yourself a Treat

Hey, I’m all about bribing yourself to do your work!

A fancy coffee drink or a new pack of colorful pens might be just what you need to get your day going. Keep your treat inexpensive or free.

And I’ve got something else planned for the end of your day . . .

5. Give Yourself a Reward

A reward costs money and you must earn it through concentrated effort.

Choose something fun like going to the movies with friends or buying a new book, but you can only reward yourself if you survive the day and DO YOUR WORK!

6. Pray for the People Who Trigger You

You can’t change all those annoying people, but you can change the way you react to their nonsense. Instead of brooding about how angry they make you, kill ‘em with kindness and send them lovely thoughts and prayers.

This simple act saved me when I was at my lowest points. I would pray for my horrible manager and send her kind wishes. It helped me see her as a flawed, imperfect person who was worthy of compassion.

She didn’t change, but I no longer felt diminished.

7. Help Your Future Self

I like to tell my clients to do something that will help your future self. What can you plan or accomplish now that will make it easier for you to stay happy in the future?

You might plan and pack up your lunches for the week, or plan your daily outfits, or do anything that will take fewer than 2 minutes to complete.

Every tiny thing you finish today will make life better for you tomorrow and next week and next month.

That’s it! This week, make tiny edits so each day will be better than the last.

If you like this video, please hit that subscribe button. Then come on over to SageGrayson.com and sign up for my free Editor’s Toolkit to get dozens of printable worksheets to help you edit your life and make every day count.

Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon.

This post focuses on Step 5 of the Life Editing Process, Make White Space for Personal Self-Care. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.

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