The formula for more great days

Want to start regularly coming up with positive answers to that daily question, “How was your day?” Try this.

1. Pick one thing to do more of.
2. Pick one thing to do less of.
3. Pick one thing to stop doing entirely.

Habits, thoughts, actions—anything at all can make the list provided both doable and honest. You—not anyone else, or even worse, colleges—should decide the best answers for yourself.

Pick your three things, then stick to them.

And students, don’t assume that you don’t have any freedom to make those choices. You have far more agency in this process than you might think. It’s your journey to college, and your life, after all.

It’s a simple formula. But it works.