Ep.31 | 5 Minute Drill | How to Stop Bringing Bad Days Home with You

When you bring a bad day home with you, everyone suffers. In today’s 5-Minute Drill, J.R. will help you transition better between the roles you play in life, especially the transition between the professional you to the personal you. This will be especially helpful if you struggle to “turn off” a bad performance when you leave your place of work – whether it be stadium, office, or home office. Monday’s Special Guest, Dr. Anthony Randall, talked about having short memory loss, so J.R.’s going to help you with that today. LET’S GET IT! 

[09:34 – 15:15] What’s The Drill?

  • #1: Learn from the bad stuff
    • Identify what went wrong and what you can do about it
  • #2: Relive the good stuff
    • Relieve what went right through visualization. If you can’t recall a moment exactly like your current one, relive something that was similar to it
  • #3: Reflect on what you’re thankful for
    • Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. 
    • Gratitude helps deal with adversities better
    • Gratitude helps your relationship – Individuals who took time to express gratitude towards their partner not only felt positive toward the other person but also felt more comfortable expressing concerns about their relationship
    • Managers who remember to say “thank you” to people who work for them may find that those employees feel motivated to work harder.
    • Research: Harvard Article, “Giving thanks can make you happier”
  • #4: Set intention for the next stuff
    • Identify the ONE thing you’re going to do next with excellence 
    • Then, note WHY you’re going to do this…why is it so important? What emotions will YOU or the people around you experience as a result of you doing this thing with excellence. We list our motivation because WHYpower is stronger than WILLpower. 
    • MOST important part: visualize you doing it

[19:41 – 22:44] Wrapping Up! 

  • What’s coming up on the next episode 
  • Final words


“‘Just move on’ is not advice. It’s a trap.” – J.R.


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