Don’t you just hate it when you open an email, text message or voice-mail first thing in the morning and it throws you and your day right off balance. The content of the communication has such a massive impact, that it ends up being the main focus of your day, when you really had great intentions to focus on something completely different, much more interesting and higher on your priority list. uuuggh!
Its normally something like a snotty email from a friend, colleague or client, a bank statement or bill, an unrealistic demand from the kids school, you’ve suddenly got to knock up 2 dozen fairy cakes for a cake stall you’d missed the memo about, or a reminder that you’ve got visitors this weekend you’d completely forgotten about. And the list goes on.
Its called LIFE! So many things can impact our day from the outset and throw us right off balance in an instant. But it’s your response that can either ruin your day or bring it right back under your control and put you firmly back in the driving seat. Ask yourself this … Do I tend to let outer circumstances set the tone for my day? Do I allow other people and events to trigger feelings of overwhelm, frustration, impatience, disappointment and more? I know I can answer YES to both of the above questions but I have trained myself to approach each day with a little more positivity so that I can turn every day into a great day. One way to do that is by
Using Intentions And Visualization To Create Your Day.
When you first wake up, you must resist the urge to power up ! Don’t “log on” or listen to voice-mail. Instead, spend 5 – 10 minutes first thing in the morning, thinking about the type of things you’d like to experience or achieve in the day ahead
Grab a blank journal or notebook and jot these details down! Once you’ve got all the details written down, spend a few minutes vividly imagining each scenario in your mind, exactly as you would like it to happen. Pretend you’re watching a movie in your mind, seeing it all play out exactly as you’d like it to. Most importantly, allow yourself to feel as if they were actually happening now. Immerse yourself in feelings of excitement, happiness and gratitude as you enjoy one great experience after another.
Use this same process for every experience you’d like to have that day. By the time you’re finished you should be feeling much more positive; buzzing with good spirits and enlivened with high expectations! Continue with your normal routine, taking special care not to be attached to any specific events or experiences, just simply staying open to whatever comes.
Keep affirming that great things are going to happen to you that day, and you feel great about all that’s coming your way. At the same time, avoid getting entangled in feelings of worry, anxiety, frustration, and anger as much as possible throughout the day because those feelings will interfere with the positive energy you’ve already put out. As often as you can remember, call to mind images of the things you visualized earlier and allow good feelings to flow over you again. Affirm and know that wonderful things are happening, even if you don’t see them quite yet. By using this process on a daily basis, you’ll eventually start to notice that good things are starting to happen. You’ll find yourself being in the right place at the right time and generally enjoying greater opportunities and new experiences.
WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS FOR THE DAY AHEAD? HAVE A GREAT DAY!