What would it be like to have every day filled with joy? or beauty? or peace? or ______ (fill in blank).
You can choose what your life will be each day
Yes, YOU choose. Only you. Want happiness? Choose it. Want more clients? Choose it. I know what you’re saying: “but it isn’t that simple!”. Yes, it really is. You are already choosing what your life is like, each and every moment – you just don’t realize it. A lifetime of habitual thinking and beliefs creates our everyday reality. When that driver cut in front of you yesterday, what was your habitual reaction? Did you cuss them out mentally or verbally? Did you see who was driving and then kick in with negative beliefs: “Oh yeah, ______ always drive terrible”.
Here’s How to Create Days You Love
- Each morning, set your intention for the day. What do you want for yourself today? Have an especially busy day? Try setting your intention to be peaceful. Feeling down? Try consciously looking for the positive in each situation.
- Recite to yourself the intention you have: “Today I will be peaceful”. Saying your intention out loud is best. Say it several times to yourself during your morning routine.
Reciting your intention for the day may seem awkward and artificial at first. After awhile you will notice your intention sneaking in during unexpected moments during the day.
Here’s a story from one of my days of intentional living: Last week I was meeting a client in a local coffee shop. When she was 15, then 20 min late and still didn’t show, I started to go through all the usual stories and tapes in my head: Where was she? Did I get the time wrong? Did she just blow me off? (accompanying anger), Am I such a terrible coach she didn’t want to meet with me? (yes, I really went there). Then I remembered my intention that day was to be joyful. Was I immediately joyful? No, but it did bring me back into the present moment and remind me I was choosing how to feel in that moment when my client didn’t show up. I was even able enjoy a few minutes relaxing and looking for joy in the situation and my surroundings. When my client did arrive, I was able to be truly with her, rather than running all the old tapes in my head and being upset.
Choose For Yourself
Just for today, what’s your intention for yourself? What do you want to bring more of into your life? What you focus on, grows.
What is your Intention for today? Let us know in the comments below.