Set Yourself up for a Positive Day – Every Day!
Think back to this morning – How did you feel when your alarm went off? Did you drag yourself out of bed with your head filled with all the things you needed to get done today or was your head filled with worries about something which happened days ago? Or….. did you jump out of bed with excitement wondering what wonderful things the day has in store for you and expecting the day to be great and flow easily?
Do you feel frisky about your day or start to worry about it as soon as you open up your eyes?
How we feel and what we think about our day ahead can really effect how in fact the day will actually turn out.
If we begin each morning dreading what the day will hold, we will unconsciously create an affirmation or a statement of what we want. Those affirmations then become our reality.
For example, if you get up in the morning and the first thing you do is trip over your slippers or poke your mascara wand in your eye, you will probably start to think ‘this is going to be a rotten day’.
This starts to create a negative pattern of thought. The more you then focus on how 'bad' your day is going, the chances are, more things will probably go wrong and you may lose any opportunity to experience any positives in your day. Then, you may actually make your day worse and by the end of it, you may end up affirming, ‘this was a horrible day and everything I did just went wrong!’
Then, if this wasn’t bad enough, if you continue to bombard yourself with negative ways of thinking, you will begin to believe negative things about yourself and your behavior will follow accordingly.
Negative thoughts, lead to negative expectations, lead to negative outcomes!
However, had you believed the day was going to be great, and you jumped out of bed filled with excitement, you would have used the power of your own thought to make it a great day! You will then feel more positive and attract more positive experiences into your life.
Whether you believe in the power of affirmations or not, they are already operating in your life. That is why it is so important to understand and use them to your advantage. The process of consciously transforming your thoughts, through the use of positive affirmations is the first step in changing your external world.
Positive thoughts, lead to positive expectation, lead to positive outcomes!
Try these affirmations to start your day with a bang!
• I would really like this to be a good day
• I expect things to go well for me
• I may not feel like it right now, but everything will work out for me.
• My day is filled with love and happiness
• Everyone I come into contact today is happy and loving
Another useful trick to start your day on a positive note is to take 2-3 minutes each morning, visualizing the ideal outcome of your day.
Don’t worry if you feel this is too difficult, just try and relax into it and run a little movie in your mind of how you wish you day to be. If you have a difficult meeting or task to do, imagine the perfect outcome to your situation and also how you will look and feel after you have completed the task. Visualization is very powerful and you can really make a difference to your day by taking a few minutes each morning to complete this task. Most of all, make it fun so that it brings up good feeling emotions inside of you.
Have a great week!
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