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Having a bad day? How to turn it around

Don't let the negative take over
  • Peak performance occurs when the brainwaves in the right and the left hemispheres synchronize.
  • Once your brain is in synch, pull together a game plan for dealing with each issue.
  • Put a pause on dealing with the issues of the day no later than 5:30 p.m.

You’re having one of those days where nothing seems to be going right -- a deal cancels, the appraisal comes in low on that listing that must close in 12 days, you have a flat tire and at 7 p.m. you’re supposed to be at the top of your game for the most expensive listing appointment of your career. What can you do to bounce back quickly and end this tough day on a winning note? Everyone has days where nothing seems to go right. Rather than slinking back home to crawl under the covers with a quart of chocolate ice cream, here’s how to shake those feelings of being overwhelmed and bounce back into peak performance mode. Entrain your brain When problems come tumbling down on your head all at once, instead of becoming overwhelmed by the onslaught, take a few minutes to put your brain into peak performance mode. Peak performance occurs when the brainwaves in both the right and the left hemispheres are in synchrony with each other. On the other hand, when a variety of cha...