You just finished setting up your day.

You know exactly what you need to do, your tasks are within reach.

And then you’re late for your early morning meeting .It’s downhill from there.

Your meeting goes horribly wrong and it has nothing to do with you being late. You can’t even think of a way you could have prevented the meltdown.

Once you’re off track, distracted and discouraged, it’s so hard to set your day back on its course.

Don’t try.

Go get yourself a hot-fudge sundae and go do something you love. Treat yourself. You deserve it. You spent the morning, or at least a couple of hours of it, in purgatory. You deserve a nice cold break.

Now, how do you feel?

Hopefully better.

Look at the easiest task on your list. Visualize it and the steps you need to get it out of the way. Do it. Done.

Continue down your list, easy to hard.

You may not get through all your tasks, but it doesn’t matter. It’s been a trying day.

At least you managed to salvage part of it.

On days when everything goes wrong even one task is an accomplishment.

Tomorrow will be better.