What kind of day are you going to have today?
One of our favorite things to say at night is: “Tell me about your perfect day tomorrow.” And then each one of us describes what our ideal day will be like. And you know what? It’s works. Now, I don’t necessarily mean that if I say that I want to fly to Brazil in the morning, we just hop on the plane. But we describe how our day will play out with all of the things that are already on our schedule, and of course adding the events that we want to happen. It’s a little manifestation practice that shows immediate, positive results. And you will be so pleasantly surprised at how your outlook on your day changes when you are focusing on the positive, perfect day you have already created in your mind.
Alright, so I can almost hear the nay-sayers out there: Yeah ok, but what if I have the day from hell tomorrow, and I’m just dreading everything about it?
Very good question. My opinion? Your day is going to happen anyway. You might as well accept it for what it is. I mean, a person can find anything to complain about, no matter what the circumstance. Coming into your day with the dreadful feeling of, Ugh, this is going to be such an awful day, I can’t believe I have do this, why can’t I just get a break, I have the worst (insert here: life, job, luck, etc) ever. Getting into a negative state of mind will not make your day any easier, more positive, or any better at all. The only thing you can control? Your outlook and your thoughts. Again, your day is going to happen anyway. Embrace it with dignity and a positive frame of mind, and push through. You will come out of it on the other end with a feeling of accomplishment and peace.
So what if you aren’t facing a crappy day, you just aren’t really inspired to chase rainbows and butterflies? Another good question!
My answer to that is, well why not?? Why can’t you make up your mind to have the Best. Day. Ever. Each and every day? It doesn’t have to be a day filled with activities, decadence, shopping, dates, whatever floats your boat. It can be a simple day of a phone call to a friend, making a pot of your favorite tea and cuddling up with a good book, taking your dog for a walk, making your loved one’s favorite dinner, laughing hysterically with friends, anything that brings joy to your heart. If you look to the simple pleasures in life, the things that really make you happy… You will find inner happiness. This is the happiness that buying a new purse can’t give. This is the happiness that warms your heart and makes you smile from the inside. This is the happiness that inspires you to want to make others happy as well.
And we all have it in us. We all have the ability to take control of our own day, and make it a great one. Just as we all have the ability to face a difficult day with grace and make it to the other side. You know… the side where the rainbows and butterflies live. 😉
Reading: A Stolen Life- A Memoir
Drinking: Mama Chia (Blackberry Hibsicus) – One of my yoga students started the company and I am hooked!
Grateful for: My gorgeous hubby who inspires me to have the Perfect Day, everyday
Listening to: Beautiful day by Donavon Frankenreiter