So, the first step is to simply consider what makes one day better than another. It’s a way of holding your finger on the page of the story of your life for a moment.
Days add up to weeks months and years, and eventually a lifetime. In Sir William Osler’s famous address to the medical students at Yale University in 1913, he spoke about the importance of living in day-tight compartments.
But there is also the qualitative aspect to consider, and here’s what will likely be the key leverage point for creating more good days: acknowledging that there are things we don’t like doing, but like having done. And also, the things we enjoy doing, but don’t really enjoy having done. The after-guilt versus the after-joy.
Here’s what such a list might look like for me: