If You're Wondering Where The Day Went? Take Your Personal Inventory

WE SQUANDER A LOT ON EXCUSES -- TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT!

Waste of time are excuses -- tell the truth about being late for work. Say "Sorry I'm late. It won't happen again." And mean it.

Use your mental energy instead to brainstorm ideas.

Train your brain to stay in the present. You're living in the moment when you're on vacation. If your mind wanders to bills-paying when you're playing with your kids -- redirect your efforts to living in the fun at hand.

The idea that gossiping connects people is wrong. Say to your friends you won't talk about them behind their backs. Reserve the right to tell anything they say about another to a person's.

What saved me from this kind of dilemma was the fact that I am a professional coward. Scared to do the deed that deadens a friendship.