Have you ever noticed that when things start to go wrong, they just get worse? That’s the kind of day I had today. Escalating badness. It’s a function of the law of attraction. When you focus on the thing that makes you feel bad, you continue to feel bad and then you emanate bad energy and that energy just attracts more bad stuff. The trick is to gradually move yourself out of badness and into a more happy, joyful state. Easier said than done, right? Well let me try…
The first thing I need to do is be kind to myself. I say, “Today I had a bad day. Tomorrow, I will choose to have a better day.”
The second thing I need to do is imagine what a great day looks like:
I wake up feeling refreshed and energized. The sun shines through my window blinds. I take a few minutes to give some thought to what I am grateful for. I leap out of bed and wake up my kids. They are unbelievably cheerful and they get dressed, brush their teeth and get ready for school as I shower and get ready too. They are in the car on time and ready to go. As I drive them to school, we all sing out loud to a song that the three of know the lyrics to. I give them a hug and a kiss, I tell them I love them and to have a great day. They too tell me they love me and I am ready to face my day.
I get to work and I walk into my office to see a pile of cheques on my desk ready for deposit. I receive emails from customers who are thrilled with my company and send me at least one referral each. I get a bunch of calls from prospects who have heard great things about me and ask me if I’d be willing to work with them. I meet at least one new person who is dynamic, intelligent, interesting, and doing amazing things in the world. I connect with some of my friends and swap stories. I feel great.
I head home to pick up my kids who have already finished their homework, are both in amazing moods, and are ready to go home, have a great dinner, light a fire and watch a movie together.
Before going to bed I write a blog entry.
That’s a perfect day.
The third thing I need to do is say “Thanks for such an amazing day.”
Funny how that whole process just made my today so much brighter… I have a strong feeling that tomorrow will be a great day!
Kim Ades, MBA, President of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine™ Software, is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought management. By using her unique process of coaching through journaling, she works with clients to unveil and switch their thought patterns to ignite significant change and life transformation. Share your story at www.frameofmindcoaching.com or assess your frame of mind at www.assessyourframeofmind.com.